After a week off for vacation, scenario planning fodder returns.
1306: Robert the Bruce becomes KIng of Scotland, seven months and two days after William Wallace is hanged, drawn and quartered in London. It will take him eight years to establish de facto control via the Battle of Bannockburn; then he will invade Ireland and northern England in attempts to establish a "Pan-Gaelic Greater Scotia." It doesn't really catch on, most historians believe due to the haggis.
1807: The first passenger railroad in the world opens today: the Swansea and Mumbles Railway. (It...Read more