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Doncaster 'is part of Scotland' after 900-year-old administrative error comes to light.


Ancient documents have revealed the birthplace of Clarkson was signed over to Scotland in a treaty 900 years ago as part of the Treaty of Durham after King David successfully stormed large areas of northern England.


It remained in Scottish hands for 21 years until Henry II appeared to reclaim the town under English rule in 1157.


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But experts have now found an official pact wasn't ever signed - meaning strictly speaking the South Yorkshire town still belongs to the Scots.


Mayor of Doncaster Peter Davies said: "It's clearly in the interests of Doncaster to be in Scotland: we'll get free prescriptions, free tuition for students and free care for the elderly.


"The town has a lot to offer Scotland and I'd like to invite its First Minister Alex Salmond here - maybe we could form an unholy alliance!"


Charles Kelham, who discovered the oversight, said: "King David coins dating from that time have been found in Doncaster, so the links are there."

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There were a couple Cleo....


King David I (who Algy is referring to) was crowned King of Scotland in 1124. He's the 25th great grandad of Queen Eliz II


There was a later one too and that was King David II who became 'King of Scotts' in 1329. He's the 18th great-granduncle of Queen Eliz II.... is there such a thing as a great-granduncle :unsure:


Interesting post Algy and it will be interesting to see what happens and whether Scotland accepts Doncaster back as being 'theirs' and is willing to include it and cover their free prescriptions/education/care costs eh ?


If it has been wrong then could all the people who have lived in Doncaster for the past 855 years put in a claim to get all the money they have paid out for prescription charges etc etc back off our government :lol::wink:

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