Stirling Castle, Stirling, Scotland

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Stirling was at one time the seat of the kings of Scotland. It was here that the Stuarts held forth their glory. Stirling Castle for hundreds of years was the residence of Scotch rulers. This castle played a large part in the history of the country. It was here that the Romans built a fort. It was here, too, that the Picts and the Scots fought their bloody battles. It was within a short distance of Stirling Castle, at Bannockburn, that Robert Bruce defeated a great English army. Bruce had only 30,000 men. The English had 100,000 men. The Scotch had orders for each man to slay one Englishman. Thirty thousand Englishman fell in the great battle. James II and James V of Scotland were both born in this castle. Within the Douglas room James II murdered the Earl of Douglas whom he had invited to visit with him. Mary, Queen of Scots, was crowned in the castle when she was only eight months old. It was here also that James VI of Scotland, afterwards James I of England, son of Mary, Queen of Scots, was baptised. The view from the castle is one of the finest to be had in all Scotland. In the picture to the left you can see the lowlands stretching for miles to the Trossachs. The River Forth winds about through the valley in wide meanders. Wallace's monument stands high upon a neighboring hill, and below the castle itself are the steep wooded slopes which end sharply in the valley. Observe the tombstones in the foreground. What is a "meander"? Locate Stirling on the map of Scotland. Which way is it from Edinburgh? From Glasgow? Find out the population of the city of Stirling. Read Scott's Lady of the Lake. Keystone ID: 12703 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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