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Scotland’s Merrick Murder Hole and The Old Grey Man

  This article first appeared on the Dark Jane Austen Book Club Website on March 11, 2013.  The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy Shackled in the dungeon of a macabre castle with no recollection of her past, a young woman finds … Continue reading

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The Legend Behind Sir Walter Scott’s “The Bonnets o’ Bonnie Dundee”

The Legend Behind Sir Walter Scott’s “The Bonnets o’ Bonnie Dundee” by Regina Jeffers I am currently researching anything and everything Scottish. Being of Scottish descent, this is important to me, but I am also looking for those special “gems” … Continue reading

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The Scottish Legend of True Thomas

Thomas Learmonth (c. 1220 – c. 1298), better known as Thomas the Rhymer or True Thomas, was a 13th century Scottish laird and reputed prophet from Earlston (then called “Erceldoune”), which is situated on the Scottish border, not far from the towns of Galashiels and Melrose. He is also the protagonist of … Continue reading

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The Legend of Sawney Bean’s Cannibalistic Family

Sawney Bean Alexander Sawney Bean was reportedly the head of a cannibalistic family residing along Scotland’s Ayrshire/Gallowy coast during the 14th Century. According to the legend, Sawney was born in a small East Lothian village, approximately ten miles from Edinburgh. … Continue reading

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