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Added by William Douglas on February 28, 2021 at 12:06 — No Comments
The heart has always been important in Scottish history, but nowhere is it more important than in Douglas history.
In 1298 when Lord John Balliol died, his grieving widow, Dervorguilla of Galloway, had his preserved heart placed in an ivory casket which she then carried everywhere with her. When she died, she was laid to rest at Sweetheart Abbey clutching her husband's heart. That's not the only heart-wrenching tale though, Melrose Abbey was so beloved by Robert the Bruce that it was…Continue
Added by William Douglas on February 13, 2021 at 20:00 — No Comments