Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Tory MP Douglas Carswell defects to Ukip and forces byelection

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A hand grenade has been thrown into David Cameron's general election campaign after the Eurosceptic Tory MP Douglas Carswell defected 

Kirk Douglas dines with wife Anne Buydens alfresco in Beverly Hills

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'My charity, The Douglas Foundation, recently gave $50 million to the Motion Picture & Television Fund's retirement home. It made me feel so ...

Hip hip hooray! Douglas the orphan hippo is released into the wild ...

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Lotta bottle: Douglas's carers became his surrogate parents, funded in part by British 'adoptive parents' who donated. Above, the hippo is ...

Local jihadist killed in Syrian battle

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This March 23, 2008 photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office shows Douglas McAuthur McCain. On Tuesday, Aug.

Barcelona set to sign Sao Paulo defender Douglas Pereira for £3.2 ...

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Barcelona have agreed to sign defender Douglas Pereira from Sao Paulo for £3.19 million, the Catalan giants confirmed on Tuesday.
Douglas deal agreed in principal
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Douglas and Zeta-Jones to act together

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THEIR 14-year marriage was firmly on the rocks, leading to a trial separation last year but now a reunited Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta ...

  1. In Celtic the meaning of the name Douglas is: Dwells by the dark stream. Scottish Meaning: The name Douglas is a Scottish baby name. In Scottish the meaning of the name Douglas is: From the Gaelic 'dubhglas' meaning dark water, dark stream, or from the dark river.
he Douglases are an ancientScottish kindred from theScottish Lowlands taking their name from Douglas, South Lanarkshire, their leaders gained vast territories throughout the Scottish BorderlandAngusLothian,Moray, and also in France andSweden.
The Douglases were one of Scotland's most powerful families,[3] and certainly the most prominent family in lowland Scotland during theLate Middle Ages, often holding the real power behind the throne of the Stewart Kings. The heads of the House of Douglas held the titles of theEarl of Douglas (Black Douglas) and later the Earl of Angus (Red Douglas).[4] The clan does not have a chiefrecognised by the Lyon Court, so therefore it is now considered an armigerous clan.
The original caput of the family was Douglas Castle inLanarkshire. The Kirk of St Bride at Douglas, along withMelrose Abbey and the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Présholds the remains of many of the Earls of Douglas and Angus.[5]

Black Dinner[edit]

The Douglases became so powerful that by the early fifteenth century they were seen as a threat to the stability of the nation.[3] In 1440 William Douglas, 6th Earl of Douglas, about 16 years old, and his brother were invited to dine with the ten-year-old King James II of Scotland.[3] Later called the Black Dinner, the occasion was organised by the Lord ChancellorSir William Crichton. A black bull's head, the symbol of death, was brought in.[3]After the dinner the Douglas chiefs were dragged out to Castle Hill, given a mock trial and beheaded.[3] The Clan Douglas then laid siege to Edinburgh Castle.[12] Perceiving the danger, Crichton surrendered the castle to the king and was rewarded with the title Lord Crichton.[12] It is still unclear exactly who else was ultimately responsible, though it is thought Livingstone and Buchan were likely candidates.

Clan Conflicts[edit]


Douglas Tartan (modern)
In 1448 Hugh Douglas, Earl of Ormondled a Scottish force to victory against an English army at the Battle of Sark.[7]
The king gave the Earl of Atholl's confiscated lands of Strathbogie toClan Gordon. The castle there became known as Huntly, a reminder of the Gordons' Berwickshire lands. Sir Alexander Gordon was createdEarl of Huntly in 1449. At this time the king was at enmity with the Black Douglases. The Gordons stood on the king's side, and with their men involved in the south of the country, Archibald Douglas, Earl of Moray took the opportunity to sack the Gordon lands, setting Huntly Castle ablaze. However the Gordons returned and quickly destroyed their enemies. Although the castle was burned to the ground, a grander castle was built in its place.[7]
The Douglases had a long feud with Clan Colville. Sir Richard Colville had killed the Laird of Auchinleck who was an ally of the Douglases. To avenge this murder the Douglases attacked the Colvilles in their castle, where many were killed. The Douglases levelled the Colville's castle and put their men to the sword. William Douglas, 8th Earl of Douglas personally executed Richard Colville.[7]