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Month: March 2010

Christina MacRuairi

Christina MacRuairi

Christina MacRuairi is one of those fascinating characters of whom history records far too little.  Maybe it is only that my first ‘sight’ of her was through the eyes of Nigel Tranter, in his Bruce Trilogy, who portrayed her as standing cool as Scottish mist on […]

Strategy at Bannockburn

Strategy at Bannockburn

How do the Davids of history fight the ever-present Goliaths?  Sometimes, a well-aimed stone and a bit of luck (or God’s help) does the job.  In the case of Robert the Bruce and the small country of Scotland, standing up to the might of England, with a […]