KNOXVILLE — Beginning with the early history of Scotland through their emigration to America, Ron Jones will discuss the history of the Scots-Irish, including the various peoples to inhabit Scotland over the centuries, their origins, traditions, and religions that differentiated them from their neighbors in Ireland, England, and Wales. Special emphasis will be on their political and religious differences with the English crown, the rise of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, the dramatic impact of John Knox and his teachings, and the plantation of Ulster by James I, plus their migration to America beginning in the early 1700s and their impact on the Revolutionary War and afterwards.
The program is sponsored by 21st Mortgage and is free and open to the public. The lecture will begin at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville.
Guests are invited to bring a “brown bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture. Soft drinks will be available.
For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824 or visit the website at www.EastTNHistory.org.