The Countess of Buchan crowns Robert the Bruce
19 June 2014
Mason Lecker, 7, from Toronto learns more about Robert the Bruce and the Wars of Independence in the Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle as he is crowned King of Scots by the Countess of Buchan, played by Gillian Patterson of Mercat Tours.
Bruce was crowned by the Countess of Buchan at Scone Palace on 25 March 1306. Women were among some of Bruce’s strongest and bravest supporters. Visitors to Edinburgh Castle this week can learn more about the role women – including the Countess of Buchan - played in the Wars of Independence, and how the castle fared during the conflict, in a series of short performances taking place in and around the Great Hall.
Photographer: Neil Hanna
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