The Scottish War of Independence, Its Antecedents and Effects Volume 2 William Burns

ISBN: 9781230362083

Published: September 12th 2013

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The Scottish War of Independence, Its Antecedents and Effects Volume 2  by  William Burns

The Scottish War of Independence, Its Antecedents and Effects Volume 2 by William Burns
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 142 pages | ISBN: 9781230362083 | 9.66 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... conduct, they wereMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... conduct, they were shipped by their father on board a vessel without rudder or oars, and by some strange chance found their way to the shores of a distant island, since known as Albion.

There were no men- but, from the embraces of demons, who inhabited the island, these ladies produced a race of giants, by whom the country was possessed until Brutus, great-grandson of Eneas the Trojan, banished on account of the accidental death of his father, arrived at this distant region with his companions. By them the giants were subdued- and thereupon Albion, now called Britain, was divided among the three sons of Brutus, named respectively Locrinus, Albanactus, and Cambrus.

From Cambrus descended the people of Wales- from Albanactus the Scots of Albyn- while Locrinus and his descendants possessed the remainder of the island, with a right of superiority over the others.1 Some years after the death of Brutus, a certain king of Hungary, named Humber, came on board ship to Albyn, and slew Albanactus- but, being pursued by Locrinus, was drowned in a river, thenceforth called by his name the Humber---and so Albyn reverted to Locrinus.

Afterwards Albyn was given out to Brenius, one of the two sons of Dunwallo, to be held under the king of Britain, according to the Trojan customs. From these transactions flowed, among other important consequences, the feudal superiority of the kings of England over the kingdom of Scotland.2 It may seem incredible, but is yet true, that the greater part of this preposterous story was adopted, and put forward in the claim of Edward I.

to be Lord Paramount of Scotland, and afterwards incorporated in a solemn pleading addressed xiv. MIRACLE OF ST. JOHN OF BEVERLEY. 273 i Buchanans Ilutory, B. II., Sect. iv. The English...



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