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Category: Minor Actors

Who Robbed the Bishops?

Who Robbed the Bishops?

Over nearly twelve years of studying the time of the Scottish Wars of Independence, the story of the attack on the bishops has long been familiar to me.  It is mentioned in passing in one of the volumes of The Blue Bells Chronicles.  (Westering Home, […]

The Unfortunate Adam Newton

The Unfortunate Adam Newton

It was not Adam Newton’s day.  He must have wondered, when he heard that he would be the next messenger to Robert the Bruce, what he had done to anger the clerics above him.  The previous messengers, sent by the cardinals Luke and Jocelin, probably […]