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Old 2nd March 2005, 17:59
Laeg Laeg is offline
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Just reading a book [near finished] by Nigel Tranter 'The Steps To The Empty Throne. An excerpt from the book reads
[Comyn speaking to Bruce]

''Aye--traitor,as I have ever known you! Sold to Edward, always Sold,for his favour. And his Ulsterwoman,de Burgh...!''

In the book Bruce is married To Elizabeth de Burgh. Was he?
Was she an Ulsterwoman? She is called Lady Ulster sometimes.

It then goes to say that the stone that Edward took to England was the wrong one and Bruce is duly crowned on the proper one which had been hidden away.

It then says,

''Next day, therefore, the King of Scots as least was enthroned on the Stone of Destiny,even if there was no MacDuff to place him theron. To the defening clamour of trumpet fanfares the new monarch strode alone up through the crowded church to the high altar, and there seated himself upon the ancient Stone, which legand claimed to have been Jacob's pillow in the wilderness, brought to Ireland by Scota, Pharaoh's daughter,from whom the Scota took their name,but which was more likely to have been the portable altar of a travelling saint, possibly Columba himself.''

There is an Scotland/Ulster connection again,
With the Scota and Columbia both being mentioned. Is this all fiction. Married to an Ulsterwoman, The Stone of Destiny etc or is it based on fact.

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