The Black Douglasses of Clan Douglas

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From the main stem of the family (the `Black Douglases') sprang the many branches among whom were the lines of Angus, Drumlanrig, Morton, and others. Each in turn played its part in the history of Scotland, to such an extent that they were Princes and heirs to the throne but never Kings. Their history is so interwoven with that of Scotland, that the two are inseparable. Many have said that the history of the Douglases is the history of Scotland.

Sir James Douglas (`the good Sir James') ('The Black Douglas') was the foremost captain to King Robert the Bruce during and after the `Wars of Independence!' It was he who was given the task of taking King Robert's heart to the Crusades. He fell in battle against the Moors at Grenada in Spain in 1330.

From the Official brochure: Clan Douglas Society of North America, Ltd., with kind permission of Peter Douglass, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, who serves as Canadian Regent for the Clan Douglass Society of North America.

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