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Old May 25th, 2014, 11:15 AM   #11
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The War of the One-Eyed Woman, 1601. The head of Clan Macdonald, D˛mhnall, was kind of a dick, and in a trial marriage with the sister of Ruaraidh MacLe˛id. She lost an eye during the trial, and when it ended without issue he sent her back to her brother tied backwards to a one-eyed horse, accompanied by a one-eyed servant with a one-eyed dog. The dog was also a mongrel, because, as said - kind of a dick.

The two families went to war for the next two years, and several hundred people died, including Macleod's cousin. The Crown's response was to plan the extermination of the entire Hebridean population, but the plans were never carried out due to the man who was supposed to put them in motion - George Gordon, Marquess of Huntly - getting himself in hot water over his Catholic faith.

This song was supposedly composed by the foster-mother of D˛mhnall mac Iain 'ic Sheumais, a commander at the Battle of Carinish, to ease the pain of an arrow-wound.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EJ4CjoTpBk"]Runrig - 'Ic Iain 'Ic Sheumais - YouTube[/ame]

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Guilty as charged; the British have a long-standing agenda to fight all nations of the world at some point, and are quite good at finding ANY reason to start.
Are there any nations whom the British have not fought at some point? (Not necessarily in their modern form).
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The War of the One-Eyed Woman, 1601. The head of Clan Macdonald, D˛mhnall, was kind of a dick, and in a trial marriage with the sister of Ruaraidh MacLe˛id. She lost an eye during the trial, and when it ended without issue he sent her back to her brother tied backwards to a one-eyed horse, accompanied by a one-eyed servant with a one-eyed dog. The dog was also a mongrel, because, as said - kind of a dick.

The two families went to war for the next two years, and several hundred people died, including Macleod's cousin. The Crown's response was to plan the extermination of the entire Hebridean population, but the plans were never carried out due to the man who was supposed to put them in motion - George Gordon, Marquess of Huntly - getting himself in hot water over his Catholic faith.

This song was supposedly composed by the foster-mother of D˛mhnall mac Iain
'ic Sheumais, a commander at the Battle of Carinish, to ease the pain of an arrow-wound.

Runrig - 'Ic Iain 'Ic Sheumais - YouTube
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Are there any nations whom the British have not fought at some point? (Not necessarily in their modern form).
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Thanks Apache, sort of proves my point.
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war (or not war) between montenegro and japan in 1904.
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The Kettle War between the Hapsburgs and the Dutch.
lol there was also the pig war between a/h and serbia before WWI.

(joke with words dont attack me please)
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People often mock this war, but it should be remembered that a British officer suffered a really nasty splinter.
Which Monty Python turned into a skit.
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I'm a history teacher considering doing a unit on wars that were truly odd or unusual.

I've come up with a number such as the

B) The Football (or Soccer) War-odd for tensions being raised to the point of war in part thanks to a World's Cup qualifying series.
The football matches were a spark for deeper tensions;

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That map does stretch things a bit. Including pirate raids - albeit with government authority - means every country would colour the world with its flag. And we can't have that

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