The Wreck of the Monreith

On Monday, I made the decision to go paddling through some icy sea water. For I was at a local beach where if the tide is out, you can see a wreck, and if it is at low tide, it's possible to walk out to that wreck. Spot the wreck! What isn't possible is walking…

Robert the Bruce and the Murder of John Comyn

Yesterday I listened to the Braveheart episode of the Best Pick podcast, and delighted in hearing their thoughts on a film which, if nothing else, has provided many people with a fine historical education of the period as they read about all the things it got wrong (personal favourite, the lack of a bridge at…