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Monumental Brass reproduction of Robert The Bruce, King of Scotland

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SKU: GT-WP-0003

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A miniature version of a full size Monumental Brass of Robert The Bruce at Dumferline Abbey Church. The original is a Victorian Brass commerating the tomb of Robert I gifted by the Earl of Elgin in 1889.

Brass plate set into a resin mixture to look like granite. Rubbings can be taken from this brass.

Dimensions: 45 cm height, 18 cm width, 2 cm depth.

Limited availability.

 

£95.00

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Product Description

HISTORY
ROBERT THE BRUCE
Born 11th July 1274, died 7th June 1329
The fight for Scottish Independence from English rule in the 13th and 14th Century: Robert Bruce was born a Scot but was of Norman origin and his family had traditionally supported the English monarchs. After the defeat of the Scots at the Battle of Falkirk (1298) he was elected a guardian of the Scottish Kingdom together with John Comyn. Bruce's allegiance switched between the English and Scottish peoples, until his controversial assassination of John (Red) Comyn in a Dumfries church in 1306, committing Bruce to Scottish Independence. He was crowned King of Scotland, Robert I, and waged a guerrilla war against Edward I of England (nicknamed 'the Hammer of the Scots') and eventually defeated the then king of England, Edward II at Bannockburn. A decisive victory, 23rd June 1314, against huge odds cementing his rule over Scotland.
MONUMENTAL BRASSES AND BRASS RUBBING
In England from the 13th to the 16th Century memorial tombs in churches were often of incised slabs made from sheet brass called latten. The tradition came from Germany and Flanders where the brasses could be very ornate.  Generally in England the brasses were of a more simple design.  We have learned much about the style of armour and fashion of the day from these brasses.
The slabs were set into the floor of the churches and it became a popular hobby to take rubbings from them particularly in the 1960's and '70's to the extent that some were being damaged by too much rubbing.  The brasses that remain have now all been protected and consequently replicas have been made to continue this hobby, or purely for decorational purposes.

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Weight 1.25 kg
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 2 cm
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Scotland

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