Monday, 25 March 2013

The Daily Teaser — 25-3-2013: The Bruce

Hmmm … 

I’ll happilly admit, right now, I’ve got In The Flesh, playing in the background.

Which is shaping up nicely: at least, I think so, anyway.

It’s not quite as riveting as Being Human or as dark as The Fades*.

But it’s not too, bad, either.

We’ll have to see how it develops.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbiª putting in her answers: along with letting us know she thoroughly enjoyed yesterday’s song, also bagged 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Robert the Bruce questions, shall we … ?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 25th March, 1306, saw Robert the Bruce crowned as King of Scotland: at which abbey … ?
Q2) More to the point, that Abbey is near which Scottish town: Glasgow, Inverness or Perth … ?
Q3) For many years, the symbolic Stone the Bruce was crowned on, was held in which London Abbey … ?
Q4) Robert the Bruce famously led Scotland to victory at which 1314 battle … ?
Q5) And finally … Robert was succeeded as King of Scotland, by his son: under what name did his son take the throne… ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th March, 1401, saw Timur sack which Syrian city … ?   
A1) Damascus.
Q2) More to the point, Timur is also known as whom … ?   
A2) Tamerlane.
Q3) 24th March, 1958, saw Elvis join the US Army: which division did he join, after training … ?   
A3) The 3rd Armoured Division.
Q4) 24th March, 1980, saw the murder of Archbishop Oscar Romero: whilst celebrating Mass in which city … ?   
A4) San Salvador.
Q5) 24th March, 2008, saw which country hold its first ever general election … ?   
A5) Bhutan.
Q6) And finally … 24th March, 1996, saw the closure of which satirical magazine … ?   
A6) Punch.
I’ll leave you with this few lines from the Declaration of Arbroath: the only document the Bruce is known to have signed, which could — arguably — be said to have something he’d’ve said … 
“For as long as one hundred of us shall remain alive, we shall never in any wise consent submit to the rule of the English, for it is not for glory we fight, nor riches, or for honour, but for freedom alone, which no good man loses but with his life.”
From the Declaration of Arbroath, signed — with 25th other nobles — by Robert the Bruce.
And this song from Robert Burns … 

Enjoy the day

*        Which I still think had potential to last a lot longer than it did: it’s cancelling, after one series, was a shame.

ª        If it’s any help, Debbi, Nick Lowe was on Stiff, and was the company’s in house producer: I think the company’s long since gone, but it’s worth checking out some of the back catalogue.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul. Out of curiosity, did you name Bruce after Robert the Bruce? Or do you just like the name Bruce? :)

1. Scone Abbey
2. Perth
3. Westminster Abbey
4. Bannockburn
5. David II