David (Earl of Huntingdon)
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David (Earl of Huntingdon) ( - d.1219)
+Matilda (of Chester) =Margaret (of Huntingdon) ( - d.1228) =Isabella (of Huntingdon) ( - d.1251) +Bruce, Robert de (Lord of Annandale) ( - d.1245) =Bruce, Robert (Lord of Annandale) ( - d.1295) +Clare, Isabel de =Bruce, Robert (Earl of Carrick, 6th Lord of Annandale) (b.1243 - d.1304)
Devereux, Robert (2nd Earl of Essex)
To put down the Irish revolt led by Hugh of O'Neill, the Earl of Tyrone, Queen Elizabeth sent the Earl of Essex to Ireland with a large army. The Queen had given him instructions regarding the campaign againt The Earl of Tyrone, but Essex ignored them all. Rather than bringing the Irish rebellion to an end by force, the two Earls agreed a peace treaty, When word of this reached Elizabeth, she baned Essex from returning to England. Essex was angered by this and even planned to return to England and remove Elizabeth from the thone. But he was pursuaded against this course of action.
The Earl returned to England without permission and forced his way into the Queen's chambers. After this he was held prisoner under house-arrest where his health deteriorated. The Queen allowed doctors to attend to him and he had recovered by the end of the year.
Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, having been found guilty of treason for his part in the revolt was executed as a traitor.
Bartholomew Dias, a Portuguese explorer was the first European to navigate around the southern tip of the African continent, the Cape of Good Hope.
Donald (I, Ruler of the Scots 858 - 863)
Donald (II, King of Scotland 889-900)
Dudley, Robert (Earl of Leicester)
Robert Dudley's wife, Amy, was found dead at home with a broken neck at the bottom of some stairs. Robert Dudley was accused of her murder because it was thought he planned to marry Queen Elizabeth. Dudley was banished from Court while an inquiry was conducted, but he was found innocent. Although Dudley returned to Court rumours still spread about his involvement in the death.
Duncan (I, Scottish king)
Already the ruler of Strathclyde Duncan killed his grandfather Malcolm II to become the King of Scotland.
Macbeth killed Duncan I and became the King of Scotland.
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Duncan (I, Scottish king) ( - d.1040)
+Sybilla =Malcolm (III, Scottish King 1058-1093) (b.1031 - d.1093) | +Ingibjorg | | =Duncan (II, Scottish King 1094) ( - d.1094) | +Margaret (of Wessex) ( - d.1093) | =Edward (Prince of Scotland) | =Edmund (of Scotland) | =Edgar (King of Scotland 1097-1107) ( - d.1107) | =Alexander (I, King of Scotland 1107-1124) (b.1077 - d.1124) | | +Sybilla (of Normandy) (b.1092 - d.1122) | =Matilda Edith (of Scotland) (b.1080 - d.1118) | | +Henry (I, King of England 1100-1135) (b.1068 - d.1135) | | =William (Adelin) (b.1103 - d.1120) | | =Matilda (Daughter of Henry I) (b.1102 - d.1167) | =David (I, King of Scotland 1124-1153) (b.1085 - d.1153) | | +Matilda (Wife of David I) | | =Henry (Earl of Huntingdon) ( - d.1152) | =Mary (of Scotland) (b.1084 - d.1116) | +Eustace (III, Count of Boulogne) (b.1089 - d.1125) | =Matilda (of Boulogne) ( - d.1152) =Donald (III, Scottish King 1094-1097) ( - d.1099)
Duncan (II, Scottish King 1094)
Died: November 1094
In response to the earlier Scottish raid into northern England, King William took an army into Scotland. At the Treaty of Abernethy between William the Conqueror and Malcolm III of Scotland, Malcolm agreed to pay homage to William and gave his eldest son as hostage.
Assisted by Norman knights and his half-brother Edmund, Duncan invaded Scotland to unseat his uncle Donald from the Scottish throne. The invasion succeeded and he became king in May. His reign only lasted until November when he was killed in battle and Donald retook the Scottish throne. Edmund sided with Donald at this time and was named as heir to the throne as the King had no children. It is possible that Edmund shared the rule of Scotland with Donald from 1094.
Donald III was restored to the Scottish throne after the death of Duncan II. He shared the Scottish rule with his nephew Edmund.
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Duncan (II, Scottish King 1094) ( - d.1094)
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A Medieval Mystery
There appear to be some strange connections between the fourteenth century Old Wardour Castle and ancient stone circle Stonehenge.
Old Wardour Castle appears to be aligned to ancient sites in the Stonehenge landscape.
Stonehenge is aligned to the Summer Solstice. Old Wardour has a very similar alignment.
Could the builders of Old Wardour used mesaurements from Stonehenge to layout the geometrical keep?