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Browsing Posts published in April, 2017



Stirling Bridge, Scotland.

This evening, my theme is the Battle of Stirling Bridge which took place on September 11th 1297.

Stirling is about forty miles N.W.of Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Landscape view of Wallace Monument.

This evening, I am posting information on the Wallace Monument in Stirling, central Scotland.

The monument was erected in 1869 to commemorate Sir William Wallace (1272-1305), a minor Scottish aristocrat, who rose to become a leader of the Scottish resistance against English aggression and won an important battle (against the English) at nearby Stirling Bridge in 1297. However, Wallace was subsequently betrayed by his own side, taken to London and executed in 1305. The site of the 1297 battle can be viewed from the Monument.

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Cromarty Firth, Scotland.

This evening, I am posting information on the Cromarty Firth in the north of Scotland. This Firth is an 18 mile long and narrow stretch of water, running roughly N.E.-S.W., which separates Easter Ross on the mainland from the Black Isle. (Latter is not a true island.) This stretch of water connects with the North Sea at the Sutors of Cromarty which is close to the village of Cromarty. Cromarty is about twenty-three miles N.E. of Inverness.

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