Forgotten hero A master swordsman, formidable soldier and supreme tactician, the Black Douglas was instrumental in the fight against the English in the 14th century.
He was a specialist in fighting under cover of darkness, won more victories over the English than any other Scottish leader, and commanded a quarter of the Scots army at Bannockburn.
In 1314, he and his men attacked Roxburgh Castle at night disguised as cows, and recorded the first use of rope ladders with hooks… read more
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