Scottish history is rich, vibrant and littered with colourful tales of bravery, deceit, violence and lust. It is no surprise that George RR Martin drew some inspiration from it.
There are many tales from Scotland’s past that aren’t immortalised in fantasy fiction, however, yet they are every bit as brutal and harrowing. … More Fact or Fiction? Scotland’s Darkest Historical Events
As the largest airship ever built, the Hindenburg was a symbol of mankind’s quest to conquer the skies and of Nazi Germany’s ongoing rise in power.
However, on the 6th of May, 1937, disaster struck the airship as it came into land in New Jersey, USA. … More On This Day, 1937: The Hindenburg Disaster
On 30th November each year, Scotland honours Saint Andrew. Many Scots will be familiar with the patron saint but how many actually know his story and legend? Saint Andrew is said to have been born in Galilee in the early 1st century AD, and it is claimed in the New Testament that he was the … More The Legend of Saint Andrew
Delving into the outright bizarre today we will be looking at the Dancing Plague of 1518. … More Historic Hysteria: The Dancing Plague of 1518
Throughout the late 13th to early 14th century, Britain and Ireland was the scene of intense bloody conflict. The Scottish Wars of Independence – which saw Robert Bruce secure his position as King of Scotland – were arduous, brutal conflicts that tore the very fabric of medieval Britain. Scotland had long been prized by the … More Dreams of the Past: A United Celtic Kingdom