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The hunt for King James I's lost royal tomb begins


During a conspiracy to seize the throne in Scotland, King James I was brutally murdered in Perth in 1437.

King James I of Scotland
King James I of Scotland

James was buried at the Charterhouse in Perth which has long since gone and, now, a major heritage project, headed up by Professor Richard Oram of Stirling University and president of the Scottish Castles Association , aims to not only locate the monarch's final resting place, but recreate it some 580 years on from his untimely death at the age of 42.

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The Victorian monument at Charterhouse in Perth where the search will begin
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You can read more about this fascinating project in The Scotsman here .


Date posted: 22 Feb 2017Last updated: 23 Feb 2017