Person talk:Robert I of Scotland (1)

*also see [1]--Dlbradley1 01:02, 18 November 2008 (EST)

Back around 1998 my wife and I were on a bus trip in southern Spain going to Seville when the courier informed the group that up in the mountains close by was a town called Teba where recently a monument had been erected in honour of Sir James, that was the cue for my wife and I to go back the following year and find Teba which after some difficulty we found hidden high in the mountains.

The photos which are attached are 2 of the monument and one of the area round it. One side of it tells the story in English, the other side in Spanish tells a slightly different story. The others are of Melrose Abbey in Scotland where the heart was buried. The heart's casket in recent times was exhumed and scientifically examined and reburied with the appropriate marker with an inscription which means 'A noble heart may know no ease if freedom fail'.

(note: this is an email that was sent to me by a friend who was born and lives in Scotland, He is the one who took these pictures and sent me a lot of information on Robert King of Scotland)--Dlbradley1 11:51, 18 November 2008 (EST)


I have attached some photos from Melrose Abbey where your ancestor King Robert 1 is buried.

The top of the tower of the abbey church is square and on each side is first 'King' then 'Robert' then 'The' then 'Bruce'.

The brass plate on the tomb is modern and was donated by Bruce's, descendant, the Earl of Elgin (The Elgin Marbles family) Bruce's tomb was 'lost' when the abbey was trashed at the time of the reformation in the 16th century, his remains were found when workmen around 1819 were doing work at the abbey and dug up his remains wrapped in a cloth of gold, further proof was the skeleton's rib's had been sawn through to remove the heart so that Sir James Douglas could fulfil Bruce's wish that his heart be taken to the Holy Land. It got as far as Spain but I'm sure you know the story. Bruce's remains were re-buried with great ceremony in the abbey church and there was a great resurgence of Scottish nationalism at that time.

(note: this is an email that was sent to me by a friend who was born and lives in Scotland, He is the one who took these pictures and sent me a lot of information on Robert King of Scotland )--Dlbradley1 11:51, 18 November 2008 (EST) ---

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