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Old 16-11-2017, 06:31 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by iamawaveofthesea View Post
The Last of the Celtic Kings

King Alexander III had by some accounts a lover in the fife township of Kinghorn who he would cross the forth from Edinburgh to see. On one wild night in 1286 when it was blowing a hoolie across the forth King Alexander is said to have ridden forth to see his lover but became separated from his bodyguard and was found the next morning lying broken and dead at the foot of a cliff having fallen off his horse in the darkness.

However could other events have occurred? One possibility is that the king enjoyed trysts with the famous astrologer and magician Michael Scot who some believed lived in a castle on the outskirts of Kirkcaldy. The merchants around the forth estuary had long enjoyed close trading relations with the low countries and Michael would travel over on the merchant boats to the continent where he conversed with well connected people. He would then return to Scotland and pass on the intelligence he'd gained from his contacts to the King.

Is it conceivable that as King Alexander made his way to one such meeting during which he perhaps would leave his retinue at a distance that he was the victim of a foul plot? I suggest that King Alexander III did not fall over the cliffs that day but rather was thrown. His death set in motion a series of events that led to an accession dispute.

Once it became known that the popular king was dead a message was sent to Norway for his grand daughter Margaret the maid of norway to be sent back to scotland so that she could take the thrown. However she died in orkney during the journey aged 7. In my opinion margaret was poisoned.

This then led to a dispute over the thrown with rival claims made by among others john balliol and robert the bruce.

Robert arranged a meeting with the leader of the rival comyn clan in church in Dumfriesshire where he drew his dirk and stabbed comyn to death. This act of murder on holy ground saw bruce excommunicated by the catholic church and by extension the whole of scotland over which bruce claimed lordship. As a result Scotland became a safe haven for templar knights fleeing the persecutions on the continent. Some believe that it was templar knights who helped tip the battle of bannockburn in bruces favour through a late charge that broke the enemies ranks.

Bruce was supported in his pursuit of the crown by the sinclairs of rosslyn who had lands in roslin bordering the lands of temple where the Knights Templar were headquartered in Scotland. A st clair earl is listed as the first official freemasonic grandmaster after the creation of the grand lodge of scotland.

In rosslyn chapel you can see carved into the wall the face of robert the bruce. A st clair is also said to have been among the crusader party who died taking bruce's heart on crusade. It was that event or rather the poem that popularised that event which the hollywood film 'braveheart' was named after.

Trying to pick apart all the goings on of history is a challenge but the broadstrokes I am suggesting here is that a series of murders were carried out to pave the way to the scottish thrown for a certain norman faction who then seized control of this country through the crown and the fuedal powers it confered on the king.
Great story waves, here is the place where many a Templar are burried.

This was done to get taxes into scotland for the very first time, by R de Bruce the illegtemate son of a Norman Knight, and in 1314 the machinations of the masons got their wish.

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