Archives de Tag: 2014

Thank you – Merci – Danke !

In september 2014, 619 article views have been recorded on this blog, and more than 6600 on since I started writing in january 2013. THANK YOU to all : my regular readers, the occasional visitors, the passers-by, the first time visitors – YOU are the reason this blog exists. En septembre 2014, 619 visites d’articles […]

On Scotland’s independence and the importance of History

700 years ago, in early summer of the year 1314, took place the battle of Bannockburn near Stirling castle in Scotland. The Scottish victory of king Robert the Bruce (1274-1329) over English king Edward II (1284-1327) and his army led to the declaration of Arbroath in 1320, and eventually to the Independence of Scotland in […]

John Knox, the Hall of Heroes and the Yellowlees

Within The National Wallace Monument near Stirling in Scotland, I really didn’t expect him to be present. But there he was, amidst the white marble portraits of Sir Walter Scott, of young Robert Burns, of Livingstone and many other famous Scotsmen : John Knox, the 16th century reformer, pamphletist and gifted orator. A protestant minister of […]