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Did you know that the bloodiest family feud in Scottish history had its most terrible hour at Lockerbie in 1593? On December 7 that year more than a thousand men of Clan Maxwell came to attack a few hundred belonging to Clan Johnstone. Poorly led, the Maxwells were outwitted; some were killed as they crossed Annan Water; others ambushed; many more were hunted down and despatched with a sword stroke given the nickname ‘the Lockerbie lick’. Some 700 Maxwells perished that day.

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