On this day in 1165 William I, “The Lion,” was crowned at Scone.
Poetry Corner: “There are rushing waves…”
On December 17 1907 the great scientist William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, died
Poetry Corner: In The Bleak Midwinter
In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,/Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Poetry Corner: The Lobster Quadrille
On this day in 1865 “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll is published in America.
Poetry Corner: Poetry
November 22 is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 39 days remaining until the end of the year.
Poetry Corner: Our City Burned That Night
On this day in 1976 Sir Basil Spence, Scottish architect, died
Poetry Corner:The Floo’ers o’the Forest
The Flowers of the Forest, that foucht aye the foremost,
The prime o’ our land are cauld in the clay.
Poetry Corner: The White Cockade
On this day in 1688 William of Orange landed in southwest England. Protestant statesmen had invited William to come to Britain and rule in place of the Catholic James II.
Witches, ghouls, things that go bump in the night, here’s Tam o’ Shanter to gie you a fright.
Poetry Corner: To me, fair friend, you never can be old
On this day in 1740 James Boswell, the biographer, diarist and travel writer was born in Edinburgh.