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What famous Scottish king was a leper?

June 6, 2017 | Author: | Posted in History

Robert the Bruce (1274-1329), liberator of Scotland and King of that country from 1315 until his death, was a victim of leprosy. The Scottish King had made a vow to go on a crusade to the Holy Land, but was prevented from doing so, first by wars at home and then by the disease that he knew would …

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How did a spider save Scotland?

May 15, 2017 | Author: | Posted in History

In 1306 Robert Bruce, or Robert the Bruce, was crowned King of Scotland. Soon afterward his forces were routed by the English and he fled from the country, taking refuge on Rathlin Island off Antrim in Ireland. He was concealed for a long time in what is now known as Bruce’s Castle on this island …

How do shears and scissors differ?

February 21, 2017 | Author: | Posted in General Knowledge

In the United States shears and scissors are often used interchangeably. As a rule, however, shears is employed when the implement is large and scissors when it is small. All such instruments having a total length of six inches or less are called scissors in the hardware trade; those exceeding six inches in length are …

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