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Nicknames:\"The Good\", \"The Dull\", \"James /Douglas/\", \"of Lothian\", \"Lord of Douglas\"
Birthplace:\n Douglas Castle, Lanackshire, Scotland\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n
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Occupation:2nd Earl of Douglas | Died carrying Robert the Bruce's heart to the Holy Land
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About Earl James aka Good Sir James and the Black Douglas of Douglas, II

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Douglas,_Lord_of_Douglas

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Sir James Douglas (also known as Guid Sir James and the Black Douglas), (1286 – August 25, 1330), was a Scottish soldier and knight who fought in the Scottish Wars of Independence. He was a son of Sir William Douglas the Hardy, who had been a supporter of William Wallace (the elder Douglas died in 1298, a prisoner in the Tower of London). His mother was Elizabeth Stewart, the daughter of Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland.

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Sir James had two children by unknown mothers:

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William, Lord of Douglas killed 1333 at the Battle of Halidon Hill

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In 1333 succeeded by his uncle, Hugh the Dull, Lord of Douglas (c.1294-1342)

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In 1342 succeeded by his cousin, William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas, (1327-1384)

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Archibald the Grim (1325-1400), Lord of Galloway succeeded his once removed cousin as Earl of Douglas in 1388.

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He served as lieutenant to Robert the Bruce, King of Scots in the Scottish Wars of Independence, including the great victory at the Battle of Bannockburn.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bannockburn

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In 1329, Robert the Bruce, King of Scots, as he lay dying, had charged his friend and lieutenant, Sir James Douglas, that when he was dead the knight should take the king's embalmed heart and bear it with him on crusade. So in 1330 he went on Crusade with Robert the Bruce's Heart and was killed at the Battle of Teba while fighting the Moors in Spain.

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The poet and chronicler John Barbour provides us with a pen portrait of the Black Douglas, among the first of its kind in Scottish history;

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But he was not so fair that we

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Should praise his looks in high degree.

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In visage he was rather grey;

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His hair was black, so I heard say,

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His limbs were finely made and long,

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His bones were large, his shoulders strong,

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His body was well-knit and slim

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And those say that set eyes on him,

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When happy, loveable was he,

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And meek and sweet in company,

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But those with him in battle saw

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Another countenance he wore!

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Nursery Rhyme

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Hush Ye,Hush ye,

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Hush ye, little pet ye,

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Hush ye, hush ye, do no fret ye,

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The Black Douglas shall no get ye. -------------------- Sir James Douglas (also known as Guid Sir James and the Black Douglas), (1286 – August 25, 1330), was a Scottish soldier and knight who fought in the Scottish Wars of Independence. He was a son of Sir William Douglas the Hardy, who had been a supporter of William Wallace (the elder Douglas died in 1298, a prisoner in the Tower of London). His mother was Elizabeth Stewart, the daughter of Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland.

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Sir James had two children by unknown mothers:

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William, Lord of Douglas killed 1333 at the Battle of Halidon Hill

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In 1333 succeeded by his uncle, Hugh the Dull, Lord of Douglas (c.1294-1342)

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In 1342 succeeded by his cousin, William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas, (1327-1384)

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Archibald the Grim (1325-1400), Lord of Galloway succeeded his once removed cousin as Earl of Douglas in 1388. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Douglas,_Lord_of_Douglas

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Sir James "Good Sir James/Black Douglas" Douglas Memorial Photos Flowers Edit Share Birth: c. 1286 Death: Aug. 25, 1330

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James of Douglas was the friend and ablest lieutenant of Robert the Bruce. Known as the Black Douglas to the English and as the Good Sir James to the Scots, Douglas was a brilliant fighter and master of guerrilla warfare. He commanded the left wing of Bruce's army at the battle of Bannockburn. Before his death, Bruce asked Douglas to take his heart on a crusade to the Holy Land. Douglas set out bearing Bruce's heart in a silver casket, but on the way fell fighting the Moors in Spain. The Scottish knights who survived brought back Douglas's body which was entombed in the town of Douglas and Bruce's heart which was buried in Melrose Abbey.

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Cause of death: killed in battle with the Moors

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Burial: Saint Bride's Cemetery Douglas South Lanarkshire, Scotland

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