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Tales of Edinburgh Castle

Tales of Edinburgh Castle

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Edinburgh Castle is one of Scotland’s most awe-inspiring and striking landmarks. A site of human habitation since the 9th century BC, it has a rich and varied history and has been a crucial strategic military site for thousands of years. Tales of Edinburgh Castle is a salute to the ancient tradition of storytelling, painting a vivid picture of the castle in bygone times, and the rich and varied characters to whom it owes its notoriety.
Title Tales of Edinburgh Castle
Author Stuart McHardy
ISBN 9781910021767
Binding Paperback
Author Bio STUART McHARDY is a writer, musician, folklorist, storyteller and poet, and has lectured on many aspects of Scottish history and culture both in Scotland and abroad. Combining the roles of scholar and performer gives McHardy an unusually clear insight into tradition. As happy singing old ballads as analysing ancient legends, he has held such posts as Director of the Scots Language Resource Centre and President of the Pictish Arts Society.
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Who was the new-born baby found buried inside the castle walls? Was the real Stone of Destiny returned to Scotland in 1996? Who sat down to the fateful Black Dinner? Why did the ghost of Claverhouse, Marquis of Dundee, appear in the castle?

Dominating the skyline above the city sits the grand and forbidding fortress of Edinburgh Castle. One of Scotland’s most awe-inspiring landmarks, this imposing structure has a rich history and has been of crucial strategic significance since the Bronze Age.

Tales of Edinburgh Castle is a salute to the ancient tradition of story-telling and reveals the legends and varied characters to whom the castle owes its dark notoriety. Stuart McHardy tells the stories that have been passed down and become part of the castle’s historic legacy.

BIC Subject FQ Myth & legend told as fiction
BISAC Subject FIC0100001 FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology

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