Stirling Castle bones may belong to knight

One of the wounds can be seen on the front of the skull - nice to see him again

One of the wounds can be seen on the front of the skull - nice to see him again

Wow..  been so long since I met this man.  I helped to excavate him, and remember well the arrow in his chest, among other wounds.  I called him the lucky knight…   I remeber digging him along with Dave Murray and others from Kirkdale Archaeology.   We spent years at Stirling, and this was one of the highlights.!

The report on the BBC website starts:

Archaeologists believe that bones discovered at Stirling Castle may have belonged to a knight killed in battle or during a siege in the early 1400s.

It is thought that despite the warrior’s relatively young age of about 25, he may have suffered several serious wounds from earlier fights.

Researchers thinks it is also possible he may have been living for some time with a large arrowhead in his chest.

The bones were discovered in a chapel at the castle in 1997.

They were excavated when archaeologists were working in an area of the castle which turned out to be the site of a lost medieval royal chapel.

Peter Yeoman, from Historic Scotland, said because the man was buried at the heart of a royal castle, it was indicative he was a person of prestige, possibly a knight

Now read on: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/8124109.stm

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