Coligny Calendar

Coligny Calendar

The Coligny calendar is a peg calendar or parapegma made in Roman Gaul in the 2nd century, giving a five-year cycle of a lunisolar calendar…

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Battle of Kings Mountain

Battle of Kings Mountain

The Battle of Kings Mountain was a decisive victory in South Carolina for the Patriot militia over the Loyalist militia, in the Southern Campaign, of…

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Presidents of the United States before George Washington

Presidents of the United States before George Washington

  Hardly youthful revolutionaries, their average age at the time of election to the presidency was forty-seven. — Richard B. Morris, The Forging of the Union,…

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Undifferenced Arms

Undifferenced Arms

Undifferenced arms (or plain arms) are coats of arms which have no marks distinguishing the bearer by birth, order, or family position. In the Scottish…

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Armigerous clan

Armigerous clan

An armigerous clan is a Scottish clan, family or name which is registered with the Court of the Lord Lyon and once had a chief…

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Border Reivers

Border Reivers

Border reivers were raiders along the Anglo-Scottish border from the late 13th century to the beginning of the 17th century. Their ranks consisted of both…

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Declaration of Arbroath

Declaration of Arbroath

The Declaration of Arbroath is a declaration of Scottish independence, made in 1320. It is in the form of a letter in Latin submitted to…

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Watauga Association

Watauga Association

The Watauga Association (sometimes referred to as the Republic of Watauga) was a semi-autonomous government created in 1772 by frontier settlers living along the Watauga…

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