[MR] BBC: Stirling Castle Slide Show
Garth Groff via Atlantia
atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Wed May 31 01:57:05 PDT 2017
Noble Friends, Especially Fellow Scots:
Today the BBC is offering a gallery of photos showing Stirling Castle.
This impressive fortress is one of the most popular tourist destinations
in Scotland. It changed hands many times in the Scottish Wars of
Independence, and overlooks the battle sites of Stirling Bridge and
Bannockburn, two of Scotland's greatest victories over the English. What
you see today is largely James IV and James V's renaissance-era palace
from the 1500s, and it is indeed spectacular:
View 14 shows Mary of Guise's bedroom (actually used for receiving her
most important visitors). Note the golf clubs by the bed.
The BBC commentary calls this the "last castle", perhaps because in 1304
it was the last castle in Scottish hands during Edward I's attempted
conquest. Actually, there are over 2,000 castles in Scotland, many
ruinous, but others preserved or even still occupied.
Lord Mungo Napier, That Proud Scot
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