Although he was
crowned in Westminster Abbey, during the ten years of his reign from
1189-1199, Richard I spent a total of six months in England. He is even
reputed to have said that he would have sold the whole country if he
could have found a buyer
William the Lion,
King of Scotland paid Richard the Lionheart to release his dead father,
Malcolm, from his oath of fealty to Richard's dead father, Henry II.
Scotland has never been 'owned' by an English monarch, and never will be.
described the alleged victim as a "Gordon Highlander". Felix is
supposedly a military historian, but once again he has proved that he is
not, and never has been, a historian.
Highlanders Regiment was not raised until 1794 by the 4th Duke of
Gordon. This was 150 years AFTER the alleged incident.
rendition of what Sir John's daughter was allegedly telling him was toe-curlingly
embarrassing to hear. Apart from "mither" and "faither"
he was apparently unaware that she would have been speaking the Doric.
The following is a piece of contemporary Doric poetry by Robert Fergusson.
Upo' the tap o'
The sun bagan to keek,
And bad the trig made maidens come
A sightly joe to seek
At Hallow-fair, whare browsters rare
Keep gude ale on the gantries,
And dinna scrimp ye o' a skair
O' kebbucks frae their pantries,
Fu' saut that day
The Lost Crusade.
Oh dear. Three
centuries out for Richard, and eight centuries out for the castle. Doesn't
it make you weep?
Richard the Lionheart was born in Oxfordshire but was a child of
Aquitaine, a part of Southern France, and was brought up in his mother's
court at Poitiers. His native language was not English and throughout his
life he spoke little of it.
He swore allegiance to the King of France at the age of twelve, and lived
in France .
Ciaran O'Keefe admitted his knowledge of history was faulty, which would
explain the almighty blunder he made when he stated "Richard the Lionheart
could have been possible, because Richard was actually responsible for
selling Scotland back to the Scots."
I wonder if that gem
came from 'historian', Richard Felix?
Yet more Satanic
Acorah is obviously xenophobic. What else can explain his second tirade in
as many days of filming against the Satanic Dark Arts he alleges were
perpetrated by the nobility of Scotland?
Just days earlier he
had filmed at Fyvie Castle where he declared that Sir Alexander Seton was
a warlock. See Fyvie Castle review
And upon what evidence does he base his allegations? Was it from Sam, who
told him that Richard the Lionheart had been there, three centuries and
many hundreds of miles out?
No roundhead could ever have been in Craigievar Castle, unless he'd been
invited for his tea. No attacking force ever got within the fortified
curtain wall, nor could they have got in through the single, narrow,
As the Scottish tradition is to name the first-born boy after the father's
father, there has been a William Forbes in almost every generation. Very
safe ground for everyone concerned, and no distinction was made which
would aid identification.
'Red' Sir John Forbes
The legend of Sir John's dastardly deed - his alleged murder of a member
of the Gordon clan by forcing him through an upper window at swordpoint -
is known throughout Scotland.
David Wells appeared
to ascertain the location of the window through which the Gordon was
allegedly forced by Sir John Forbes, despite the fact it was covered by
Even if it had not
already been identified by Richard Felix, it would only take a modicum of
intelligence to work out where it was hidden, as none of the windows in
clear view are large enough.
neither medium could give a name for the alleged victim or his paramour.
And why not? If they're truly communicating with the dead, then why could
they not provide their own names?
The simple reason is that neither their names nor the alleged incident
were recorded either by the Forbes or, more importantly, by the Gordons.
In other words, it's
a legend and nothing more.