Vic’s Pic of the Week–Scottish Borders, UK

melrose abby

St. Mary’s Abbey aka Melrose Abbey, Melrose UK


The King of Scotland and national hero of Scotland, Robert the Bruce’s heart is buried here.  On his deathbed, Robert the Bruce asked that his heart be carried into battle against the Infidels as he wished to fight in the Crusades.  It was carried as far as Moorish Granada (southern Spain) where his warriors died in battle and the heart was returned to Scotland for burial.  Actually, it was Robert the Bruce nicknamed “Braveheart” not Willam Wallace as commonly believed here in the US.


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