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. A new title in the popular 'Luath Storyteller' series, Tales of Edinburgh Castle is a salute tk 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 Bio||Stuart McHardy - writer, musician, storyteller, folklorist, historian, linguist, poet, past president of the Pictish Arts Society - has lectured on many aspects of Scottish history and culture both in Scotland and abroad, and has made regular appearances on television and radio.|
|Back Cover Text||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? Who was the last prisoner to be held in the dungeons of Edinburgh Castle, and what was his crime? Towering above Edinburgh, on the core of an extinct volcano, sits a grand and forbidding fortress. Edinburgh Castle is one of Scotland's most awe-inspiring and iconic landmarks. A site of human habitation since the Bronze Age, the ever-evolving structure has a rich and varied history and has been of crucial significance, militarily and strategically, for many hundreds of years. McHardy tells the story of the castle not only through history but also through legend, stories told down generations which, whether fact or fiction, have become part of the castle's historic legacy. Tales of Edinburgh Castle is a salute to this ancient tradition of story-telling and paints a vivid picture of the castle in bygone times, the rich and varied characters to whom it owes its notoriety, and its central role in Scotland's history and identity.|
|BIC Subject||Myth & legend told as fiction|
|BISAC Subject||FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology|