Monday, March 31, 2008

Hitorical fact

Historical Fact of the Day in Scotland

It was on today in 1652 that the Honours of Scotland - consisting of the sceptre, sword and crown - were smuggled to safety through the siege of Dunottar Castle by the wife of a Scottish minister. Oliver Cromwell had destroyed some of the regalia of the English crown and was intent on doing the same to Scotland's royal symbols. The wife of James Granger, minister of the parish of Kinneff near Stonehaven, then buried the Honours underneath the church where they remained until the restoration of Charles II.

My book Clan Gunn: Gerek takes place two years before the above happened. The book takes in the tenor of the times and how it might affect the lives of Highlanders.

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