Margaret Stewart and Lincluden College

Margaret Stewart and Lincluden College. Professor Richard Oram.   Although the tomb of James I and Joan Beaufort in the Perth Charterhouse was destroyed around the time of the Reformation, some sense of how royal or high status Scottish tombs looked and were located in churches can be obtained from the few surviving monuments to…

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Walter Bower and Inchcolm Abbey

Walter Bower and Inchcolm Abbey. Professor Richard Oram.   Much of the detailed information we have about the troubled reign of King Robert III and the events of James I’s own reign come from the great early 15th-century chronicle called Scotichronicon. This massive work, completed in about 1440, drew together several older chronicles which covered…

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FOUL MURDER AT BLACKFRIARS

FOUL MURDER AT BLACKFRIARS   KING JAMES SLAIN BY TRAITOROUS CONSPIRATORS QUEEN WOUNDED IN MIDNIGHT ASSAULT BRAVE DEFENDERS GRIEVOUSLY INJURED BY CALLOUS KILLERS EYE-WITNESSES SAY, ‘IT WAS ROBERT GRAHAM AND THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS’. Professor Richard Oram.   Reports from Perth are still confused this morning, but it has been confirmed that our liege lord, King…

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A NATION MOURNS – DETAILS EMERGE OF THE KING’S LAST HOURS

A NATION MOURNS – DETAILS EMERGE OF THE KING’S LAST HOURS PERTH FAMILY’S DENIAL OF INVOLVEMENT ‘THEY’RE GOOD BOYS’ SAYS MOTHER SHOCKED CROWDS GATHER OUTSIDE PERTH FRIARY ‘I TRIED TO WARN HIM’ CLAIMS HIGHLAND SPEYWIFE CARDINAL KISSES KING’S CORPSE, SAYS ‘HE DIED A MARTYR’ QUEEN VOWS BLOODY REVENGE ON ALL OF THE KILLERS. QUESTIONS ASKED…

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ANGER GROWS: SCOTLAND DEMANDS TO KNOW WHO MURDERED KING JAMES

ANGER GROWS: SCOTLAND DEMANDS TO KNOW WHO MURDERED KING JAMES PERTHSHIRE MANHUNT CONTINUES FOR KING’S SLAYERS REWARD FOR INFORMATION PROMISED KING’S UNCLE FACES DIFFICULT QUESTIONS MORE EVIDENCE OF TREACHERY IN THE ROYAL HOUSEHOLD WOUNDED QUEEN TO ATTEND FUNERAL. Professor Richard Oram.   This morning in Perth, as preparations continue for the funeral of the king…

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KING-SLAYER SEIZED

KING-SLAYER SEIZED ROBERT GRAHAM CAPTURED WITHOUT A FIGHT LOYAL ATHOLLMEN SAY ‘HE BEGGED US TO KILL HIM’ TRAITOR’S SON TAKEN IN SEPARATE COUP QUEEN CONFIRMS ALL OF WICKED GANG WILL HAVE FAIR TRIAL ‘THEY’LL SUFFER THE FULL PENALTY FOR TRAITORS’, SHE DECLARES. Professor Richard Oram.   In breaking news this morning brought by runner from…

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