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William Douglas's Blog – August 2013 Archive (5)

Tudor: The Family Story available to pre-order

A Lady Margaret Douglas, a favourite of Henry VIII, negotiated the shady politics and shifting alliances of the courts of four Tudor monarchs. In her new book, Leanda de Lisle tells the story of the ‘progenitor of princes’, whose grandson, James VI of Scotland, became the first Stuart king of England.

Tudor: The Family Story (Chatto & Windus, 2013) is available to pre-order in the…


Added by William Douglas on August 22, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

The Douglas Bookstore

Our book store contains a wide selection of books about the Douglas family, and wider historical interests.

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Added by William Douglas on August 21, 2013 at 17:34 — No Comments

Prince Charles makes 'substantial' donation to save Bothwell Church

A Catholic church, St Brides, since the sixth century until the Reformation, the church served a relatively short spell as an Episcopalian place of worship before becoming Bothwell Parish Church in the early-1600s.

The original foundations of Scotland's oldest collegiate church bore deep under today's structure but the building has been…


Added by William Douglas on August 19, 2013 at 20:17 — No Comments

Antique Engraved Print 1815 - Bugle of Castle Carslogie/Banner of Douglas

For sale on ebay, this antique print of The bugle horn of the castle of Carslogie and the Douglas banner.  

Entire carved elephant tusks, known as…


Added by William Douglas on August 11, 2013 at 21:37 — No Comments

Whatever Happened to Lady Jane? A book by Karl Sabbagh

The truth about what happened to the beautiful Lady Jane Douglas in Paris in 1748 has never been established.  Did she give birth to twin boys in a bug-infested boarding house, or did she buy her two sons from poor French peasants to ensure that the distinguished line of Douglas survived in Scotland?  The exploration of this 18th…


Added by William Douglas on August 5, 2013 at 16:28 — 1 Comment

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The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

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