Tag Archive: Bannockburn

Reconstructed face of Robert the Bruce is unveiled

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Historians have unveiled a digitally-reconstructed image of the face of Robert the Bruce almost 700 years after his death. The image has been produced using casts from what is believed to be the skull of the famous Scottish king. It is the culmination of a two-year research project by researchers at universities in Glasgow and…

2014 Medieval Year in Review: Podcasts

Charlemagne The Father of Europe

2014 was a fantastic year for the Medieval Archives Podcast! Thanks to all our great fans we were featured in the iTunes store! We talked with more authors in 2014 including best sellers Bernard Cornwell and Dan Jones. The topics covered varied from medieval torture methods to religious reformers. Some of the topics were requested…

Scotland gets ready to celebrate Battle of Bannockburn’s 700th anniversary

Bannockburn Battlefield to get new £5m visitor centre for 700-year annivesary in 2014

Music, culture, ancestry, food, drink and fight re-enacting will make the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn a memorable one. Bannockburn Live on June 28-29 will see hundreds of artists and clan members unite for a festival at the Stirling battlefield where Robert the Bruce’s army annihilated the English, led by Edward II, and…

Bannockburn Battlefield to get new £5m visitor centre for 700-year annivesary in 2014

One of Scotland’s most significant heritage sites is to get a new flagship, £5million visitor centre in an ambitious partnership project between Historic Scotland and the National Trust. The state-of-the-art centre at the site of the Battle of Bannockburn near Stirling will be built in time for the 700th anniversary of the Battle and the…

Historic Battle of Harlaw rages again

Costumed warriors brought a centuries-old north-east battle back to life at the weekend. Groups at Archaeolink prehistory park at Oyne re-enacted events surrounding the Battle of Harlaw, which took place just a few miles away in 1411. Members of Medieval Realm, Northern Alliance and Knights of Monymusk set up camp over the weekend, living as…