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The town and port of Dunbar has figured prominently at various points in Scottish history and the family whose name It bears is of ancient Celtic origin. Gospatrick Earl of Northumberland, received the lands of Dunbar and other parts of Lothian from M.....
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Heraldry in its most general sense encompasses all matters
relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. To most,
though, heraldry is the practice of designing, displaying, describing, and
recording coats of arms and badges. Historically, it has been variously
described as “the shorthand of history” (Fox-Davies) and “the floral border in
the garden of history” (Moncreiffe & Pottinger). The origins of heraldry lie in
the need to distinguish participants in combat when their faces were hidden by
iron and steel helmets. Eventually a system of rules developed into the modern
form of heraldry.
The system of bla ...
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Gaelic Proverbs come primarily from the western Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and they have a distinctly rural or agricultural flavor which reflects
the society from which they were gathered. It is to be expected that many of them pertain to the weather, to the planting of crops, and to country life
in general. Others reflect the Gaelic love of company and hospitality, fear of poverty and laziness.
An uair a thig a bhochdainn a sigh air an dorus, théid an gràdh a mach air an àrlas.
When poverty comes in by the door, love flies out by the chimney.
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Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow or occasionally Curnow) is a county
of England's south-west peninsula, lying west of the River Tamar.
Cornwall's county town and only city is Truro, situated at 5.....
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