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Topics of interest to Seton explored by the author of this site

Seton at the Battle of Langside Part IV

Seton at the Battle of Langside Part IV

Title Page, The History of Scotland George, Fifth Lord Seton played a pivotal role in the Battle of Langside on May 13, 1568, determining the future of Scotland. One account comes from William Robertson’s The History of Scotland published in 1761. I have modernized...

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Seton at the Battle of Langside Part III

Seton at the Battle of Langside Part III

Replica Claymore Sword Mary Queen of Scots experienced a tumultuous period between March 1566 and May 1568. Caught up in Scottish politics, this period began with the murder of her private secretary and concluded with the defeat of Catholic forces at the Battle of...

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Seton at the Battle of Langside Part II

Seton at the Battle of Langside Part II

Undated Drawing by Ernest Thompson Seton Ernest Thompson Seton’s ancestor George, Fifth Lord Seton, took part in the 1568 Battle of Langside. Four hundred and one years later Roger Waters recorded a performance piece based on the battle. I first heard this work in the...

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Seton at the Battle of Langside Part I

Seton at the Battle of Langside Part I

Seton was at the Battle of Langside—not the usual Seton I write about, but one George Seton who lived 300 years before Ernest. While I am anxious to explore the battle—which is interesting in and of itself—I find myself waylaid by a different issue also needing...

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How to Play Indian According to Seton

How to Play Indian According to Seton

The Red Book or How To Play Indian by Ernest Thompson Seton In 1903 Ernest Thompson Seton published a pamphlet through the Curtis Publishing Company titled “How to Play Indian. Directions for Organizing a Tribe of Boy Indians and Making their Teepees in the True...

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Seton Wisdom in time of War

Seton Wisdom in time of War

"In days like these one can accept or assume no higher or better mission than that of peace messenger, a personal messenger of peace and understanding among the nations.” Ernest Thompson Seton, 1936, A Peace Mission to Europe Almost eighty-six years ago, understanding...

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