When Scotland Was Jewish: DNA Evidence, Archeology, Analysis of Migrations, and Public and Family Records Show Twelfth Century Semitic Roots

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McFarland, May 7, 2015 - History - 264 pages
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The popular image of Scotland is dominated by widely recognized elements of Celtic culture. But a significant non–Celtic influence on Scotland’s history has been largely ignored for centuries? This book argues that much of Scotland’s history and culture from 1100 forward is Jewish. The authors provide evidence that many of the national heroes, villains, rulers, nobles, traders, merchants, bishops, guild members, burgesses, and ministers of Scotland were of Jewish descent, their ancestors originating in France and Spain. Much of the traditional historical account of Scotland, it is proposed, rests on fundamental interpretive errors, perpetuated in order to affirm Scotland’s identity as a Celtic, Christian society. A more accurate and profound understanding of Scottish history has thus been buried. The authors’ wide-ranging research includes examination of census records, archaeological artifacts, castle carvings, cemetery inscriptions, religious seals, coinage, burgess and guild member rolls, noble genealogies, family crests, portraiture, and geographic place names.
 

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I think it doesn't help the credibility of your thesis to be quoting from "HRH Prince Michael Stewart of Albany", real name Michel Roger Lafosse, a nobody from Belgium. His book "The Forgotten Monarchy of Scotland" is scholarly garbage, but admittedly an engaging piece of fiction. If you quote a crank as a credible source it's not a great look. You lost me there. Big time. 

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To claim the origin of the Stuarts is unknown is just absolutely shoddy - The ancestry from Lord Walter, Lord-High-Steward back through Ethus The Swift-footed to Kenneth The Second is long-established. A two minute read through the Scottish kings in any copy of Burke's peerage can establish that.
Just because much of Scottish history was lost when Edward I raided all records from the Abbeys and parishes doesn't mean you can fill in the blanks with speculation and shoddy research.
Avoid wasting your money on this nonsense, and if you're looking for an interesting read on Scottish history then a quick search on Google books for 'Lives of the Scottish Worthies' will give you more history than this guff.
 

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Contents

1 The Origins of Scotland
3
But Why Do You Think They Were Jewish?
24
3 Genealogies of the First Wave of Jewish Families 11001350 CE
44
4 Genealogies of the Second Wave of Jewish Families 13501700 CE
71
5 The Early Jews of France 7001200 CE
79
6 When Did Jews Arrive in Scotland?
88
7 To Scotlands Stirling Ayr and Glasgow
97
8 The Knights Templar Freemasons and Cabala in Scotland
131
Scotts Ivanhoe
205
Raw Scores for Participants in Melungeon DNA Surname Project
215
Naming and Jewish PriestKings
218
Early Jewish Names in France and England
220
Davidic Jewish Genealogies
229
Border Reiver DNA
232
Chapter Notes
233
Bibliography
247

9 The Judaic Colony at Aberdeen
152
Did Presbyterianism Have CryptoJewish Origins?
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Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman is a professor of marketing at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and a professor at the University of Virginia–Wise. She has written widely on genealogy and ethnic identity. Donald N. Yates is an American genealogist, cultural historian and DNA investigator. He lives in Longmont, Colorado. For more information visit his official site at www.donaldyates.com.

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