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Scotland HistoryEnglish Influence Scottish history and English history are the same because they are so close English influence first appeared in Scotland when Malcolm III 1005-1034 married Princess Margaret She introduced several reforms to the Scottish Church and imported many English priests into Scotland She also introduced the English language to Scotland during her life The next major infiltration of English culture was when David I 1082-1153 became king David I was also the earl of Huntingdon in England and spent his childhood at English courts The next major event was right after Alexander III died in 1286 when he died without any male heirs All that he had was a 4-year old granddaughter Edward I of England saw this and pursued to unify England Scotland and Wales He persisted with the attempts until in 1296 he successfully unified the three together This unification was not accepted by the Scots however They were furious and there were wars between the two for independence The significant one was lead by Robert the Bruce and fought at Bannockburn in 1314 After this war independence was gained from the English and Robert the Bruce became King Robert I of Scotland For the next 200 years or so there was not much activity in Scotland The next major occurrence came after Mary Queen of Scots1542-1587 was executed by her cousin Elizabeth I Her heir her son James VI was also Elizabeth I of Englands heir as well Being the leader of both of the countries he unified the two successfully once again This unification led to many disputes over religious beliefs between the two countries When the Stuart kings Scottish family tried to promote the Church of Scotland as the national religion they were countered by hostility from the Presbyterian Church This was just the beginning of religious disagreements between the two however In 1689 the English Parliament stripped the Catholic king James II of his
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