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hello...North Berwick was one of many estates held by Sir James Douglas (1286-1330) who had been a close ally of Robert the Bruce and had profited accordingly. By the mid-fourteenth century the barony was in the hands of his nephew, William Douglas. However, his claim was disputed by another branch of the family headed by William Douglas, Knight of Liddesdale. The issue was resolved when the former murdered the latter in the Ettrick Forest in August 1353. William Douglas now became head of the family and in 1358 this was recognised by David II who created him Earl of Douglas. In recognition of his new status, William built Tantallon Castle.

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  • Copyright: dale rys (dale54) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1011 W: 0 N: 2206] (16140)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-10-16
  • Categories: Castles
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2019-10-19 11:10
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