Monthly Archives: November 2015

Medieval and Early Modern Migration from Flanders

In this first of two postings Morvern French examines what might be termed “push factors” that led to numbers of Flemish people leaving Flanders at various times during the medieval period. In next week’s posting Morvern looks at why some … Continue reading

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The Flemish and the game of golf

This blog posting, prepared by Geert and Sara Nijs, draws on the work of several golf historians who have examined the possible influences of the Flemish and their game of colf on the origin and development of Scottish golf. Flemish … Continue reading

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Migration from Scotland before 1700

Virtually all of the material posted on this blog to date has focussed on the migration to Scotland of people thought to have Flemish roots and their subsequent influence on the country. In this posting David Dobson explains why there … Continue reading

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Guns and Gunpowder in Late Medieval Scotland: Influences from Flanders

Among the materials that came to Scotland across the North Sea from Flanders in the medieval period were munitions of various types. In this extract from the November/December 2015 edition of History Scotland magazine, available now from www.celebrate-scotland.co.uk, Morvern French … Continue reading

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