September 21: A New World, a New Scotland

September 21, 1621: King James VI of Scotland and I of England gives Sir Alexander of Stirling the Royal Charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia   At a time when Europe was expanding west and a new worlds were being forged, one man envisaged that Scotland would become a world power; Sir William Alexander of …

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August 28: King’s Speech

August 28, 1963: 54 years ago today Martin Luther King Jr delivered his rousing and iconic ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.   It was on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington where Martin Luther King went from activist to icon, becoming the figurehead of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Speaking for …

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