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Swords used at the Wallace Monument ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five ancient swords were used in the ceremony for the laying of the foundation stone of the Wallace monument on the 24th June 1861 including the 'Black Douglas sword', showing his place in Scottish history. This heroically large sword with its flamboyant blade is more likely a C16th great-sword.

The other swords were said to be those of King Robert the Bruce, Sir William Wallace, Sir John de Grahame, and the sword of the Laird of Lundin.

 

Swords used at Wallace monument opening

 

It should be noted that this Black Douglas sword appears to differ from the one supposedly presented to Sir James Douglas by Robert the Bruce.

 

 

See also:
Douglas swords

 

 

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