Re: [albanach] Probabilties...
>What was the probabilty of a Scots person going on a pilgrimage to the HolyGeez, I'm sorry I didn't really answer the question did I?...a good place to
>land in the 1300-1400's? Especially a woman?
get an idea of just how much traffic there was between Scotland and the Holy
land is to look into the History of the Knights of St. John (of Rhodes). I
can't do links but here's the URL
By the 1300's the order was well established in Scotland. Initially, this
order was a semi-religious organization with its members taking vows of
obedience, chastity and poverty for the purpose of ministering to pilgrims
travelling to the Holy Lands. With more incidents of pilgrims being
attacked, robbed and enslaved by the Moslems, the Hospitaliers quickly
changed out of necessity to a great military organization. Also, you might
look into the history of the Knights Templar - their raison d'etre,
secretive as it was, lies in the Holy Land.
Anyways, here's an interesting Scot who travelled to the Holy Land in the
Colin Campbell was the son of Sir Duncan Campbell and his wife Margaret, a
granddaughter of King Robert 111. He was known as Cailean dubh na Roimhe -
Black Colin of Rome. The reference to Rome signifies that he visited Rome 3
times. Black Colin was responsible for much of the building of Kilchurn
Castle, which sits at the Northern end of Loch Awe. When Colin learned of
the Crusades he took ship at Leith where after he travelled to Rome. He had
an audience with the Pope and left joining the Knights of St. John of
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- joyce mackenzie-hirasawa wrote:
> When Colin learned ofThere is a book I want to get my hands on but I beleive went out of
> the Crusades he took ship at Leith where after he travelled to Rome.
> He had
> an audience with the Pope and left joining the Knights of St. John of
print recently. It's called _Scotland and the Crusades_ and is by Alan
Macquarrie, a prominant Scottish medievalist. It's supposed to be a
great book on this topic, if anyone can find a copy.
- --- In albanach@y..., "Matthew A. C. Newsome" <eogan@a...> wrote:
> There is a book I want to get my hands on but I beleive went out of
> print recently. It's called _Scotland and the Crusades_ and is by
> Macquarrie, a prominant Scottish medievalist. It's supposed to be aAt least a dozen copies for sale at: http://www.bookfinder.com/
> great book on this topic, if anyone can find a copy.