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The Douglases are an ancient clan or noble house from the Scottish Lowlands. Taking their name from Douglas in Lanarkshire, their leaders gained vast territories throughout the Borders, Angus, Lothian, Moray, and also in France and Sweden.
The Douglases were one of Scotland's most powerful families, and certainly the most prominent family in lowland Scotland during the Late 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 the Earl of Douglas (Black Douglas) and later the Earl of Angus (Red Douglas). The clan does not currently have a chief recognised by the Lyon Court. The principal Douglas today is the Duke of Hamilton, but as his surname is "Douglas-Hamilton" rather than simply "Douglas" the laws of the Lyon Court prevent him from assuming the chieftancy of the name.
The original caput of the family was Douglas Castle in Lanarkshire. The Kirk of St Bride at Douglas, along with Melrose Abbey and the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés holds the remains of many of the Earls of Douglas and Angus.

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    a man talks about the life of Scotlands fiercest ever warrior the Black Douglas. Also the site of ancient Scottish fortress Roxburgh Castle is investigated.

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    The Corries --- The Black Douglas

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    Sir James 2nd Earl of Douglas at the Battle of Otterburn 1388

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    #11. For your copy of this clip, email douglasfamilyhistoryscotland@hotmail.com This clip aims to give you an idea of what occurred on the Scottish boarders around the time of the Battle of Otterburn in 1388 & the hostilities that existed between the

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  • 06:26 Popular FERDINAND FRANTZ   singt  " ARCHIBALD DOUGLAS " Teil I

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    Ferdinand Frantz singt "Archibald Douglas" Teil I von Carl Loewe (1796-1869) Hans Altmann, Klavier Theodor Fontane 1. »Ich hab' es getragen sieben Jahr, Und ich kann es nicht tragen mehr, Wo immer die Welt am schönsten war, Da war sie öd'

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  • 04:45 Popular FERDINAND FRANTZ  singt   "ARCHIBALD DOUGLAS " TEIL II

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    Ferdinand Frantz singt "Archibald Douglas" Teil II von Carl Loewe (1796-1869) Hans Altmann, Klavier »Ich seh' dich nicht, Graf Archibald, Ich hör' deine Stimme nicht, Mir ist, als ob ein Rauschen im Wald Von alten Zeiten spricht. Mir klingt das

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