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Category: Bannockburn

St. Fillan’s Heavenly Help

St. Fillan’s Heavenly Help

The medieval mind saw things rather differently than many people today.  It was a world, I believe, where the physical and the supernatural, or spiritual, lived in…dare I say…communion?  No pun intended.  (But never look a gift pun in the mouth!)Other blog posts here have […]

A Kingdom Without Castles

A Kingdom Without Castles

It was a hot and muggy July in 1314 at Stirling Castle on the eastern coast of Scotland. Good King Robert, the Bruce, had just won a great victory at Blàr Allt a’ Bhonnaich  or the Battle of Bannockburn, sending England’s Edward II, his pride […]