IWANT bring some editorial trivia to your attention.
This is the 160th anniversary of the Eureka Stockade in Ballarat in 1854.
I recently read Raffaello Carboni’s book.
The troops were sent out to collect or find anybody who didn’t have a miner’s licence.
And if you didn’t have a licence, they either shot you or put you in jail. The army was sent out to do this, and it was civilians giving the army the go-ahead to do it.
The police should have been doing it, and they eventually came along and it was a hell of a mix-up over who was the boss and what was going on.
Carboni wrote the book to cover himself.
I’m bringing up this point to show everyone that I do read. THIS year marks the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.
The Scottish king Robert the Bruce, after 10 years a fugitive with his family held in England for ransom, defeated a much larger and better-equipped English army under King
Derek Bound Braveheart was a totally distorted picture of Robert the Bruce.
Edward the II, by choosing the battlefield and using superior military tactics.
Out of this rose Robert Burns’ poem which became the Scottish national anthem, until recently, Scots Wha-Ha.
For the record, Braveheart was a totally distorted picture of Robert the Bruce.
To the Scots, near and far, he will always be a great hero.