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Eglinton Castle
EGLINTON CASTLE was a large Gothic castellated mansion in Kilwinning , North Ayrshire , Scotland
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Medieval
In the history of Europe , the MIDDLE AGES or MEDIEVAL PERIOD lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery . The Middle Ages is the middle period of the three traditional divisions of Western history: classical antiquity , the medieval period, and the modern period . The medieval period is itself subdivided into the Early , High , and Late Middle Ages . Population decline , counterurbanisation , invasion, and movement of peoples, which had begun in Late Antiquity , continued in the Early Middle Ages. The large-scale movements of the Migration Period , including various Germanic peoples , formed new kingdoms in what remained of the Western Roman Empire
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Tournament
A TOURNAMENT is a competition involving a relatively large number of competitors, all participating in a sport or game . More specifically, the term may be used in either of two overlapping senses: * One or more competitions held at a single venue and concentrated into a relatively short time interval. * A competition involving multiple matches, each involving a subset of the competitors, with the overall tournament winner determined based on the combined results of these individual matches. These are common in those sports and games where each match must involve a small number of competitors: often precisely two, as in most team sports , racket sports and combat sports , many card games and board games , and many forms of competitive debating . Such tournaments allow large numbers to compete against each other in spite of the restriction on numbers in a single match.These two senses are distinct
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Archibald Montgomerie, 13th Earl Of Eglinton
ARCHIBALD WILLIAM MONTGOMERIE, 13TH EARL OF EGLINTON, 1ST EARL OF WINTON KT PC (29 September 1812 – 4 October 1861), styled LORD MONTGOMERIE from 1814 to 1819, was a British Conservative politician. He was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
in 1852 and again from 1858 to 1859. CONTENTS * 1 Background and education * 2 Political career * 3 Horse racing * 4 The Eglinton Tournament * 5 Family * 6 See also * 7 Notes * 8 References * 9 External links BACKGROUND AND EDUCATIONEglinton was born in Palermo
Palermo
, Sicily, the son of Major-General Archibald Montgomerie, Lord Montgomerie (30 July 1773 – 4 January 1814), the eldest son of Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton . His mother was Lady Mary Montgomerie (d. 1848), daughter of General Archibald Montgomerie, 11th Earl of Eglinton . He was educated at Eton . As a pastime he enjoyed playing golf
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Jousting
JOUSTING is a martial game or hastilude between two horsemen wielding lances with blunted tips, often as part of a tournament . The primary aim was to replicate a clash of heavy cavalry , with each participant trying hard to strike the opponent while riding towards him at high speed, if possible breaking the lance on the opponent's shield or jousting armour , or unhorsing him. The joust became an iconic characteristic of the knight in Romantic medievalism . The participants experience close to three and a quarter times their body weight in G-forces when the lances collide with their armor. The term is derived from Old French joster, ultimately from Latin iuxtare "to approach, to meet". The word was loaned into Middle English around 1300, when jousting was a very popular sport among the Anglo-Norman knighthood. The synonym TILT dates ca. 1510
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Sir William Brereton, 1st Baronet
SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, 1ST BARONET (13 September 1604 – 7 April 1661) was an English writer and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1628 and 1659. He was a commander in the Parliamentary army in the English Civil War
English Civil War
. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Parliamentary career * 3 Military career * 4 Later career * 5 Family * 6 References * 7 Footnotes EARLY LIFEBrereton was the son of William Brereton and was baptised at Collegiate Church, Manchester, in 1604. He matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford on 2 November 1621, aged 18 and was a student of Gray\'s Inn in 1623. He was then of Handforth Hall , Cheshire. He worked hard to increase the value of his estates. For example, he was interested in field sports and built a duck decoy at Dodleston
Dodleston
which became something of a commercial operation. He was created a baronet on 10 March 1627
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James Graham, 1st Marquess Of Montrose
JAMES GRAHAM, 1ST MARQUESS OF MONTROSE (1612 – 21 May 1650) was a Scottish nobleman, poet and soldier, who initially joined the Covenanters in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms
Wars of the Three Kingdoms
, but subsequently supported King Charles I as the English Civil War
English Civil War
developed. From 1644 to 1646, and again in 1650, he fought a civil war in Scotland on behalf of the King and is generally referred to in Scotland as simply "the Great Montrose". His "spectacular" victories, which took his opponents by surprise, are remembered in military history for their tactical brilliance
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Corsehill
The old BARONY AND CASTLE OF CORSEHILL lay within the feudal Baillerie of Cunninghame
Cunninghame
, near Stewarton , now East Ayrshire
East Ayrshire
, Scotland. CONTENTS* 1 The Lands of Corsehill * 1.1 Old Corsehill Castle, Ravenscraig Castle and Corsehill House * 1.2 Templehouse fortalice * 1.3 The Baron-Court book * 1.4 King\'s Kitchen * 2 Corsehill Castle and King Malcolm Canmore * 3 Micro-history * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links THE LANDS OF CORSEHILL William Aiton's 1811 map showing Stewarton, Corsehill and the lands around. Godfrey de Ross was an early holder of the castle and lands of Corsehill, moving his seat here from the castle at Boarland (also 'Borland') or Dunlop hill. The De Ross family are now represented by the Earls of Glasgow . Andrew Cunningham, second son of William Cunningham, 4th Earl of Glencairn , was the first of the House of Corsehill in 1532
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North Ayrshire
NORTH AYRSHIRE (Scottish Gaelic : Siorrachd Àir a Tuath, pronounced ) is one of 32 council areas in Scotland
Scotland
. It has a population of roughly 135,900 people. It is located in the southwest of Scotland, and borders the areas of Inverclyde to the north, Renfrewshire to the northeast and East Ayrshire
East Ayrshire
and South Ayrshire
South Ayrshire
to the east and south respectively. North Ayrshire
North Ayrshire
Council is a hung Council. North Ayrshire also forms part of the east coast of the Firth of Clyde . CONTENTS * 1 History and formation * 2 Government * 3 Towns and villages * 4 Places of interest * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY AND FORMATIONThe area was created in 1996 as a successor to the district of Cunninghame . The council headquarters are located in Irvine , which is the largest town
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Emperor Of The French
EMPEROR OF THE FRENCH (French : Empereur des Français) was the title used by the House of Bonaparte starting when Napoleon
Napoleon
Bonaparte was given the title Emperor
Emperor
on 14 May 1804 by the French Senate and was crowned emperor of the French on 2 December 1804 at the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris
Paris
, in Paris
Paris
with the Crown of Napoleon
Napoleon
. The title emphasized that the emperor ruled over "the French people", the nation, and not over France, the republic. The old formula "king of France" indicated that the king owned France as a personal possession. The new term indicated a constitutional monarchy
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Napoléon III Of France
LOUIS-NAPOLéON BONAPARTE (born CHARLES-LOUIS NAPOLéON BONAPARTE; 20 April 1808 – 9 January 1873) was the only president (1848–52) of the French Second Republic
French Second Republic
and, as NAPOLEON III, the Emperor (1852–70) of the Second French Empire
Second French Empire
. He was the nephew and heir of Napoleon
Napoleon
I . He was the first Head of State of France to hold the title President, the first elected by a direct popular vote, and the youngest until the election of Emmanuel Macron
Emmanuel Macron
in 2017. Barred by the Constitution and Parliament from running for a second term, he organized a coup d\'état in 1851 and then took the throne as Napoleon III on 2 December 1852, the forty-eighth anniversary of his uncle\'s coronation . He remains the longest-serving French head of state since the French Revolution
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Charles I Of Great Britain
CHARLES I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was monarch of the three kingdoms of England
England
, Scotland , and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. Charles was born into the House of Stuart
House of Stuart
as the second son of King James VI
James VI
of Scotland , but after his father inherited the English throne in 1603, he moved to England, where he spent much of the rest of his life. He became heir apparent to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland on the death of his elder brother, Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales
Prince of Wales
, in 1612. An unsuccessful and unpopular attempt to marry him to the Spanish Habsburg
Spanish Habsburg
princess Maria Anna culminated in an eight-month visit to Spain in 1623 that demonstrated the futility of the marriage negotiations
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Glasgow University
Dentistry Divinity Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Science Social Sciences Veterinary Medicine AFFILIATIONS Russell Group
Russell Group
, Universitas 21 , IRUN
IRUN
, Association of Commonwealth Universities , PEGASUS WEBSITE www.gla.ac.ukThe UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW (Scottish Gaelic : Oilthigh Ghlaschu, Latin : Universitas Glasguensis) (abbreviated as GLAS. in post-nominals ) is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world
English-speaking world
and one of Scotland
Scotland
's four ancient universities . It was founded in 1451. Along with the University of Edinburgh , the University was part of the Scottish Enlightenment during the 18th century. It is currently a member of Universitas 21 , the international network of research universities, and the Russell Group
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Huchoun
HUCHOUN ("little Hugh") or HUCHOWN "OF THE AWLE RYALE" (fl. 14th century) is a poet conjectured to have been writing sometime in the 14th century. Some academics, following the Scottish antiquarian George Neilson (1858–1923), have identified him with a Scottish knight , Hugh of Eglinton , and advanced his authorship of several significant pieces of alliterative verse . Current opinion is that there is little evidence to support this
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Holofernes
In the deuterocanonical Book of Judith
Book of Judith
, HOLOFERNES (Greek : Ὀλοφέρνης; Hebrew הולופרנס) is an invading general of Nebuchadnezzar
Nebuchadnezzar
. Nebuchadnezzar
Nebuchadnezzar
dispatched Holofernes
Holofernes
to take vengeance on the nations of the west that had withheld their assistance to his reign. Holofernes
Holofernes
occupied all the nations along the sea coast and destroyed all the gods of the nations, so that all nations would worship Nebuchadnezzar
Nebuchadnezzar
alone. Holofernes
Holofernes
was warned by Achior, the leader of the children of Ammon
Ammon
, against attacking the Jewish people. Holofernes
Holofernes
and his followers were angered by Achior. They rebuked him, insisting that there was no god other than Nebuchadnezzar
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