Dr David Caldwell, Sydney Society for Scottish History Lecture

Sydney Society for Scottish History Lecture:

“Scottish medieval seals — some revelations”, Dr David Caldwell (President, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland)

Date: Thursday, 23 February 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. for 7:00 pm start
Venue: Non-members of SSSH should contact Dr Matthew Glozier (MRG@sydgram.nsw.edu.au) or Dr Lorna Barrow (lorna.barrow@mq.edu.au) for further details of venue and time.

The recent discovery of two remarkable medieval Scottish seal matrices has inspired the speaker to consider afresh the whole subject of seals, how they were used and what they can tell us. He also looks in detail at the two seals which attracted his intention, one a customs seal of King Robert Bruce, the other a seal of the noted Scottish patriot, William Lamberton, Bishop of St Andrews at the time of the Wars of Independence.