Didn't know the second of these two dates - 1066 was clearly a date to be followed especially as it is th 950th anniversary - but the battle of Byland passed me by ...
- 1066 Battle of Hastings, Duke William of Normandy and the Norman army defeat English forces of Harold II
- 1322 Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence
This came up on my timeline today - and I thought it was worth a viewing..
Best get on with processing some phtogrpahs I suppose - though it is cold enought ot have the central heating on here in Wales - maybe some photos will warm me up a bit..
Oops - photos are on the lap top not this machine - So ... back to Royal Order of of Heredom in Kilwhinning....
A bit of history
The order has existed since at least 1741, based on records in the archive of the Grand Lodge demonstrating activity in London, with a further charter being granted in 1750 to work the degree at The Hague. The holder of that warrant, William Mitchell, moved to Edinburgh around 1752/3, using the charter to establish a Provincial Grand Lodge there. In 1767 this body became the Grand Lodge of the Royal Order of Scotland.
Activity appears to have dwindled, with the Order nearing extinction in the early 19th century, but a resurgence culminated in the establishment of further Provincial Grand Lodges by 1843.
The legends of the order date its origination to the reign of King David I in the 12th century in the Heredom degree, with the Rosy Cross degree originating in 1314 following the Battle of Bannockburn.
So - back to the 9 nuses and the 9 orders of angels in the Celestial hierarchy - ho hum..
and lift a glass to the Scots