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This month we will take a look at the relatively modern brass of the legendary Scottish King Robert the Bruce,  1274-1329.  One of Tudor Guild's earliest acquired replicas,  Robert the Bruce represents an excellent example of a Victorian Era monumental brass. Statue of Robert the Bruce at the Bannockburn battle site.    In 1329, King Robert de Bruce of Scotland was buried beside his Queen at Dunfermline Abbey, Fife.   Dunfermline Abbey   In 1560, English Reformers ruined much of the Abby and the king’s tomb was lost until 1818 when workmen discovered a vaulted tomb containing Bruce’s skeleton.  He...

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This month we explore one of our recently acquired brasses.  Through a generous donation, we now have a Monumental Brass Replica of Edward of Woodstock,  a prominent figure of the Hundred Years War. Edward, Prince of Wales (15 June 1330 – 8 June 1376), was the eldest son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault, and father to King Richard II of England. He was called Edward of Woodstock in his early life, after his birthplace, and has more recently been popularly known as The Black Prince after the distinct plate armour he would wear during campaigns....

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