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Robert the Bruce’s tomb displayed for first time in five centuries

Abbotsford, Scotland.
Abbotsford, Scotland. Image by John Lord / CC BY 2.0

The remaining fragments of Robert the Bruce’s ornate tomb are to be reunited for the first time in five centuries. The tomb was destroyed during the Reformation in the 16th century, and its relics entered various collections around Britain, including that of 19th century novelist Sir Walter Scott. The tomb, alongside other objects from Bruce’s life and 3D displays, will be displayed at Abbotsford, Scott’s home in the Scottish Borders. Bruce won a famous victory against the English at Bannockburn in 1314, securing Scotland’s independence until the Union of the Crowns in 1603. Read more: bbc.co.uk