Scotland

The Blantyre Mining Disaster

The Blantyre Mining Disaster

During the Industrial Revolution and in the subsequent years before worker protection laws were put into place, it was a matter of course that profits were placed before people.  When coupled with the dangerous occupation of mining, one is left with a recipe for disaster. In Blantyre, Scotland in the wee hours of the morning of 22 October 1877, over ...

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The Battle at Stirling Bridge

The Battle at Stirling Bridge

In the First War of Scottish Independence, one of the key battles was the Battle at Stirling Bridge which took place on September 11, 1297. The Scottish soldiers were able to defeat the English Army near the town of Stirling on the River Forth despite being outnumbered. The bridge at Stirling was a narrow, two-lane wooden bridge. In 1297, that ...

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