Friday, 17 August 2012

Wallace: Letters and Legacy

Another something you can do during the festival... until September 8, you can see at the Scottish Parliament the famous Lübeck Letter (in which the Guardians of Scotland, after the battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, informed the Hansa town of Lübeck that Scotland was open again for business).

The Lübeck Letter:


The return of the letter has been a labour of love for history enthusiasts. Like lots of old, cool things, the letter is surprisingly small. Why not combine a look at the letter with with a 24 August, 11:30-12:30 free talk in the Parliament debating chamber about Wallace and the wider world by Dr Fiona Watson? As chance would have it Fiona Watson, like Andy Wightman, is someone I have previously met - though Fiona, unlike Andy, would be likely to recognise me, as we were once at the same university. Different courses though - whilst she did history, I frittered away my time in a dalliance with engineering.

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