Although William of Douglas name appears in charters around 1175, ‘The Good’ Sir James Douglas as he was known was regarded the greatest Captain under Robert the Bruce in the War of Independence and is regarded as the third of Scotland’s First Patriots only after Bruce and William Wallace. The House of Douglas expanded its power and properties hugely. The Good Sir James died in 1330, while attempting to reach The Holy Lands. Various generations were slain by the English at battle, the 4th Earl being killed fighting the English with France’s Charles VIIand his young grandsons were tried and murdered at Edinburgh Castle. James, the 7th Earl was a violent man and created many enemies with the 8th Earl being stabbed to Death King James II. Within 3 years, the Douglas Estate was all but gone following accusations of treason by the King.
Royal & Plaid colour – Green/Navy Shades with White Tartan. Created in 1819.
100 Polyester, machine washable