Tag Archives: Scotland

The Firebrand of the Reformed Church of Scotland

John Knox (1514 – November 24, 1572) In the film “Mary Queen of Scots”, this minister was played by David Tennant. It was as if the firebrand was allowed to vent his venomous speech at the shameless goings-on in the … Continue reading

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Executed by Her First Cousin, Once Removed

Mary, Queen of Scots (December 8, 1542 – February 8, 1587) Rechecking my Ancestry DNA, they have finally noted that my ancestors were more Scottish than anything else. That’s not a surprise to me. But when it comes to royalty, … Continue reading

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Once Seen, Never Forgotten

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland I visited Edinburgh, once, in May of 1984. It was a spur-of-the-moment trip, after having gone to Paris for the previous few days. Was I rediscovering my karmic roots, or what? Just yesterday, one of my friends … Continue reading

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