25 August 2021

Anniversary of the death of Sir James "the Black" Douglas


Battle Image is MarkChurm.com ​painting of the fight to the death where James Douglas slays Robert Neville, the Peacock of the North, 1319

On this day in 1330, Sir James Douglas, known as “The Black Douglas“, died. The champion of King Robert Bruce Douglas died in Spain fighting the Moors, whilst on a pilgrimage carrying the dead king’s heart to the Holy Land. This final act of loyalty to Bruce led to the appearance of a heart in the Douglas coat of arms.

I am proud to say he is my GGFather 7 times

James "Black" Douglas "The Good Sir"
BIRTH 1286 • Douglas Castle, Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland
DEATH 25 AUG 1330 • Teba, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain (Battle of Tepa)
19th great-grandfather

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