Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Books by three Canadian authors – Peter Edwards, Anne T. Donahue, and Michael Arntfield – have been optioned by production company New Metric Media. Television adaptations of the non-fiction works will be shopped to networks and streaming services through the Canadian company’s L.A. office, which will launch later this year under the guidance of company president Mark Montefiore.New Metric Media currently produces Crave TV’s hit series Letterkenny and the FX Canada Montreal-mob crime saga Bad Blood, based on Edwards’s Business or Blood: Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto’s Last War (Random House Canada). The company announced Monday that it has also acquired Edwards’s books Unrepentant: The Strange and (Sometimes) Terrible Life of Lorne Campbell, Satan’s Choice and Hells Angels Biker; The Bandido Massacre: A True Story of Bikers, Brotherhood, and Betrayal; and the February 2020 release The Wolfpack. The company intends to build connections between the series in what it is referring to as “the Peter Edwards’s universe.” Advertisement Books by Peter Edwards and Anne T. Donahue have been acquired as part of New Metric Media’s U.S. expansion plans (Denise Grant [Edwards]; Amy McNeil [Donahue]) Donahue will adapt her memoir Nobody Cares (ECW Press) for a television series about coming-of-age in the social-media era. Michael Arntfield, a criminologist and Western University professor, will consult on the adaptation of his true-crime book Monster City, about the serial killers that have preyed on the city of Nashville (Little A). In an interview with Deadline, Montefiore said that his next step is to find creators to partner with on the new properties.Peter Edwards is repped by Juliet Forrester from Top Left Entertainment and Premier Artists’ Management. Anne T. Donahue is repped by Addison Duffy at UTA and Carly Watters at PS Literary. Michael Arntfield is repped by Sohrab Merchant at The Characters, Grace Freedson at Grace Freedson’s Publishing Network and Danny Webber at Hall Webber LLP.YOU GUYS HAVE MADE ME FEEL LIKE LAURA LINNEY IN LOVE ACTUALLY WHEN SHE HAS TO LEAVE THE ROOM FOR A SECOND TO FREAK OUT ABOUT CARL. only all of you are way better than carl!!! pic.twitter.com/wPpnjgYr5i— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) March 18, 2019 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook read more
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Heaven Hill Distillery of Kentucky is taking Bob Dylan’s whiskey company to court, claiming trademark infringement involving its logo.Heaven’s Door Spirits is co-owned by the musician and debuted this year.WDRB-TV reports a Heaven Hill lawyer sent a cease-and-desist letter to Chicago-based Heaven’s Door in April, saying its “stacked” logo is similar to Heaven Hill’s. The lawsuit says Heaven’s Door attorneys replied that they didn’t expect confusion over the logos and didn’t plan to change or comply with the demands.Heaven’s Door is a reference to Dylan’s song “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.”The lawsuit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Louisville. It said Bardstown-based Heaven Hill has used the trademark for more than 80 years.Heaven’s Door didn’t immediately respond to a request from the station for comment.___Information from: WDRB-TV, http://www.fox41.com read more
WARSAW, Poland — European Union investigators are starting a weeklong visit to Poland after reports that sick cows were illegally slaughtered and thousands of kilograms (pounds) of the meat were exported to more than a dozen countries.The probe by European Commission officials begins on Monday and is to run through the week.It follows an investigative report by private broadcaster TVN with undercover footage documenting diseased cows being killed at a slaughterhouse at night in the northeastern Polish town of Ostrow Mazowiecka. This was done without the presence of a veterinarian, which is required by law.Poland, a major beef exporter, reported the problem to the EU’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed, a tool used to help quickly track down unsafe food and remove it from the market.The Associated Press read more
NEW YORK — Tech giants and billionaires hope a new, cheaper crop of internet-beaming satellites and balloons can get internet to those who don’t have it.But they face technical and financial challenges. Previous efforts to zoom fleets of satellites into space ended in failure. And the internet service that does result may still be too expensive to help the people who can’t get online.More than a dozen companies have asked U.S. regulators for permission to operate constellations of satellites that provide internet service. Not all are aimed at connecting consumers, but some have grand and global ambitions.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says the goal is broadband service across the globe. With half the world’s population — more than 3 billion people — not using the internet, it’s a huge potential market.Tali Arbel, The Associated Press read more
Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder wrestles Steven Holloway in the dual-meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorEAST LANSING, Michigan — Ohio State senior Kyle Snyder won his third Big Ten championship in dramatic fashion, earning his spot back atop the wrestling world at heavyweight. It took a second sudden victory round between No. 2 seed Kyle Snyder and Michigan’s No. 1 seed Adam Coon. Snyder finally hits on a shot, grabbing Coon’s leg to drag the 6-foot-6, 285-pound wrestler to the ground. Snyder chased him to the edge of the mat before bringing him down again for the takedown and 4-2 win.The only scoring up until that point was a pair of escapes from both of them.The win will likely solidify Snyder’s No. 1 national ranking going into NCAAs. With the win, Snyder becomes the fourth wrestler in school history with three Big Ten championships, including his teammate Nathan Tomasello.It seems odd that a wrestler as accomplished as Snyder still feels there is much at stake with the result of a single match. But expectations are obviously adjusted for a top-ranked wrestler. The person who has proven the most over the course of his career, had the most to prove going into the finals. That summed up the atmosphere at the Breslin Center Sunday evening, and Snyder did what he came to East Lansing, Michigan, to prove. read more
However, the document adds, “not all women adhere to all these things”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Guidance materials for counsellors issued by the organisation advises them that “is important not to assume” that “being a woman necessarily involves being able to bear children, or having XX sex chromosomes, or breasts.” Instead, “being a woman in a British cultural context often means adhering to social norms of femininity, such as being nurturing, caring, social, emotional, vulnerable, and concerned with appearance”. “In some northern… The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy has been criticised for a guide which says women are “emotional and concerned with their appearance” – unless they are northern. read more
So goes Google, so goes the Google Doodle. Sometimes the Doodles warm the heart, sometimes they remind you of great things, and sometimes they celebrate odd-numbered birthdays of people that contributed something important to society. Today’s Doodle represents the latter, and is celebrating the 161st birthday of the inventor of the Petri dish, Julius Richard Petri.Rather than some stoic science scene, though, Google went down a more interesting route. Each letter of Google’s iconic logo is represented by a Petri dish that, when animated, will receive treatment from a swab and grow some bacteria. Hovering the mouse over each Petri dish will invoke a little animation that reveals where the bacteria in the dish came from. Starting from the left, the bacteria that forms the first G is a dirty sock, the first O is a doorknob, the second O is a keyboard, the second G is a dog (seemingly focused on the mouth), the L is from the soil surrounding a plant, and the E is from a household sponge. You can now thank Julius Richard Petri for reminding you that everything is disgusting and you probably shouldn’t touch anything.The Petri dish was invented in the late 1870s as Petri worked as an assistant to Robert Koch — who happens to be the father of modern biology — soon after he received his medical degree in 1876.It always seems a little weird that Google Doodles tend to celebrate anniversaries that are oddly numbered, and a 161st birthday isn’t particularly a milestone number for someone that isn’t actually alive. If it gets us fancy Google Doodles to occupy ourselves with for a few minutes, though, who’s counting? read more
The Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF) is one of the most incredible images ever captured by the space telescope. It contains roughly 10,000 galaxies spotted in a small, seemingly empty patch of sky. A new animation from NASA takes the HUDF to the next level by using it as the basis for an animated fly-through of the distant universe.The HUDF was produced over the course of five months in 2003-2004. Hubble peered out into the black nothingness in the constellation Fornax night after night. The resulting images were composited to give us a view of extremely dim distant galaxies. In the new animation, astronomers used the redshifts of about 5000 galaxies to estimate how far away they were. This allowed for a 3D trip through the HUDF.You might notice something strange about the galaxies in the HUDF as you’re whizzing through space — there aren’t any big spiral galaxies like the Milky Way. In fact, a lot of them look pretty odd. The reason is that these are very, very old galaxies. Light travels one light year in a year, so looking at objects very far away also means looking far into the past. The galaxies in the HUDF were formed shortly after the big bang over 13 billion years ago. There had not yet been time for mature spiral galaxies to form.The HUDF has been refined since it was first produced with the addition of infrared imagery from the Hubble Wide Field Camera 3. An smaller deep field shot, called the eXtreme Deep Field (XDF) was created in 2012. The XDF extends slightly farther back in time, but covers less area. It reaches back 13.2 billion years, only a few hundred million years after the big bang. read more
The Raspberry Pi is a wondrous little machine that you can do several things with. It’s actually shocking what all the little board that could do. In particular, there’s an adorable little miniature rover you can create using the Raspberry Pi as a base. The Turtle Rover is a tiny rover that looks rugged enough to handle just about any terrain. It’s currently available for preorder following a Kickstarter campaign that raised just about $100,000 to bring it to life.Right now, the Turtle Rover is available for preorder via Indiegogo, where creator Kell Ideas is working to raise the money to bring it to fruition, 111% funded as of September 28 at $82,612 at the time of this writing. Created via stainless steel, plastic, “aerospace aluminum” and a special little robotic arm that can lift up to 550g, which is pretty impressive for such a small build.The rover lasts up to four hours on one battery charge, and it can stream video from its body. Obviously its charge will depend on how much video you decide to stream and how much you use its camera. If you’re interested in messing about with its programming, you can do so via Raspbian, the Debian-based distro that’s pre-loaded onto the Turtle Rover as its primary operating system. If you’re familiar with it as well as Raspberry Pi 3, you should be pretty well at home when it comes to making the little rover perform the way you want it to.The “Maker Kit” version of the Turtle Rover will run you quite a bit of money, so make sure you’ve got some ideas as to what you might want to do with it before plunking down the cash to make it yours. It’s going to cost $990 for the “Maker Kit” version, which requires you to put it together yourself, which is understandable with the price cut. Alternatively, you can pay $172 for the fully-assembled version, so you don’t have to put anything together, but that defeats the purpose a bit.If you’re interested in using the little rover as an exploratory vehicle that you can utilize on outings, it’s a pretty penny to purchase, but it’s also a very cool option if you want to create something that’s all yours. Lyra Is a Handheld Gaming System Powered by a Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi Used to Steal 500 MB of NASA Data Stay on target read more
A former Hockinson High School athletic trainer accused of engaging in an inappropriate, sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student pleaded guilty Thursday.Jason Meharry, 27, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor.According to court records, Meharry worked under contract as a sports trainer at the high school, treating student athletes in need of physical therapy.He had an office inside the school and acted “in a supervisory role and adviser at Hockinson High School when overseeing students requiring medical attention,” court records state.Meharry started dating the student in December, he told investigators, and brought the girl to his apartment four times, during which they had sexual contact, court records say.School administrators immediately placed Meharry on leave March 23 after hearing about the possibility of inappropriate conduct. They also contacted the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and notified his employer, ProActive Physical Therapy Specialists in Vancouver. read more
Citing declining revenues, the publishers of Masthead—the magazine that for more than two decades covered the Canadian magazine industry—this fall said the November/December issue would be its last. The Web site also was to shut down.This week, Mississauga, Canada-based North Island Publishing said it will continue to produce the Web site, MastheadOnline, through 2009. Editor Marco Ursi will remain with the company and manage the site’s content.Certain annual print features, including launch/closure round-ups and top 50 magazine company rankings, will now be published online, the publisher said. North Island’s print industry products also include Graphic Monthly Canada magazine, PrintCan.com, The Estimators’ and Buyers’ Guide and the Print World event. For the graphic design industry, it produces Design Edge Canada, DesignEdgeCanada.com, Design Edge Express and the Design City show. read more
AARON SCHRANK/TPRTexas AG Ken Paxton at a news conference with Truckers Against Trafficking at SAPD headquarters.Texas is working with commercial truckers to help fight human trafficking across the state. The Attorney General’s office partners with the nonprofit Truckers Against Trafficking to train truckers across the state to identify and respond to incidents of human trafficking.The group held a training in San Antonio Thursday.Attorney General Ken Paxton says he wants truckers to be like a neighborhood watch for Texas highways and rest stops. “They’re out every day driving hundreds, if not thousands of miles,” says Paxton. “They’ve got eyes and ears on the road and see what’s going on.”Truckers Against Trafficking’s Kendis Paris says many truckers across the country have called suspicious behavior into the nonprofit’s hotline since it began. “Truck drivers have now made close to 1,500 calls and that’s resulted in 450 potential cases involving close to 1,000 victims,” Paris says. In Texas, there have been more than 300 cases of human trafficking reported to authorities so far this year. Copyright 2016 KSTX-FM. To see more, visit KSTX-FM. Share read more
Nintendo has revealed that it has sold off a majority of its ownership in the Seattle Mariners.They started negotiations to do so in April and it’s just been announced that they have sold their stake to minority shareholders for $661 million, dropping their stake from over 50 percent to 10 percent. The sale will no doubt be good news to Nintendo investors, who have seen the company struggling in recent years as the Wii U failed to live up to its promise. A recent surge in share price attributed to Pokemon Go has helped, however.But this is truly the end of an era. Legendary Nintendo CEO Hiroshi Yamauchi first invested in the Mariners back in 1992 when they were dominating the U.S. market. By buying into the most American of pastimes (besides gaming, of course) Nintendo managed to not only save a failing baseball team, but paved the way for Japanese players to come play in the MLB.Local representatives originally approached the then-thriving Nintendo about the investment, as they were worried that their waning fortunes would make the team relocate to Tampa. Yamauchi used his own money- $125 million of it- “in order to show Nintendo’s appreciation to the U.S. for helping Nintendo do business in the country, and to contribute to the local residents and area.”It wasn’t an easy sale. The MLB initially freaked out about the idea of a Japanese company owning a controlling stake in one of their teams, and only agreed to it with the understanding that Yamauchi will be a passive partner and not have a say in day-to-day operations.That said, former Chairman of Nintendo of America (and Nintendo Power comic icon) Howard Lincoln eventually became CEO of the team, handling day-to-day operations after all. The Mariners had some of their best seasons ever following the sale, but Yamauchi famously never attended a single game, not even when they traveled to Tokyo for exhibition games.In 2004 he transferred ownership to Nintendo of America proper, and after his death in 2013 it was wondered if that would mark the end of it. Nintendo kept the stake thanks to current CEO Satoru Iwata, but after his death last year (as well as Lincoln’s desire to relinquish “day-to-day leadership for the team”) the decision was finally made.As for the Mariners themselves, despite a recent slump they’ve been on a hot streak, winning seven of their last 10 games. This sale will mean that they get to stay in Seattle once again, where Nintendo’s presence will always be felt. read more
Citation: The evolution of intelligence, and why our brains have shrunk (2006, November 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2006-11-evolution-intelligence-brains-shrunk.html “One of the two challenges in this research was to find a mathematical representation of verbal arguments underlying the Machiavellian intelligence hypothesis,” co-author Sergey Gavrilets told PhysOrg.com. “Second, we had to perform a thorough numerical study of the mathematical model that we built, which required using a very large number of powerful computers. We found that the mathematical model strongly supports previous verbal arguments, which adds a lot of credibility to the latter.”Acknowledging that their model base is controversial, scientists Gavrilets and co-author Aaron Vose focused primarily on the effects of social factors on the evolution of brain size (other possible factors include climate and ecology). Sometimes called “Machiavellian intelligence,” the hypothesis suggests that social power and competition for mates was driving human males to invent strategies that increase cerebral capacity on an evolutionary timescale. (The current study neglected females for simplicity.)In their model, Gavrilets and Vose described “intelligence” as “the ability to learn and use different ideas to the individual’s own benefit.” Two factors defined intelligence in the study: “learning ability,” which is how easily a brain learns new strategies; and “cerebral capacity,” which measures the number of different ideas that a brain can learn and use. These traits get passed on genetically, with the more socially intelligent humans winning mates and reproducing more offspring, who inherit their progenitors’ intelligent genes. Secondary benefits of a complex brain include technological, linguistic, environmental and other skills.Three phases of evolutionary intelligenceAccording to their model simulation, which ran through about 30,000 generations of humans, Gavrilets and Vose identified three phases of the dynamics of intelligence. In the “dormant phase,” the only route to an individual’s increased intelligence is to invent an idea in his lifetime. However, large brains are advantageous only if they also have learned some ideas which are not happening during the dormant phase.“The dormant phase is when nothing much happens,” said Gavrilets. “In a sense, this is a default state from which we start simulations.” Prehistoric conflict hastened human brain’s capacity for collaboration, study says One of the main differences between humans and other animals is our larger brain size—but what prompted and guided this growth? Wanting to better understand the origins of human uniqueness, scientists from the University of Tennessee have recently modeled the evolution of the brain, based on previous explanations of intelligence as the individual’s quest to achieve greater social and reproductive success. Modern human brain. Image source: Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Brain Collection. Explore further Not until the “cognitive explosion phase”—5 to 20 thousand generations later—does increased learning ability and cerebral capacity offer advantages. At this time, much of the population has received both genes, promoting rapid expansion of the ideas. Interestingly, the scientists found that cerebral capacity evolves more rapidly than learning ability, suggesting that potential is more important than ability. Also, even though complex ideas are more beneficial for the population, individuals largely gain simple ideas during this phase—which was a surprise to the scientists. “[T]he complexity of memes [ideas] present in the population does not increase but, on the contrary, decreases in time,” the scientists wrote in their study. “This happens as a result of intense competition among memes: whereas complex memes give advantage to individuals on a longer (biological) time scale, they lose competition to simpler memes on a shorter (social) time scale.” After a while, though, the increasing brain becomes difficult to afford, partly due to high-risk births as well as energy consumption. Although accounting for only 2% of the body weight, the brain uses about 20% of a resting body’s metabolism. Therefore, cerebral expansion cannot last forever, and a “saturation phase” occurs, usually a couple hundred thousand generations later. Throughout this process, natural selection causes a competition between simple and complex ideas, where simple ideas always win because they spread easier. Other conditions that emerge in this phase promote postponing brain growth until after birth, and reducing the size of the guts.Diminishing IQ-sex correlationHistorically, males with greater social intelligence generate more offspring, corresponding with the evolution of more intelligent humans. In modern times, however, it’s fairly obvious that intelligence and reproductive fecundity don’t generally correlate. This change, the scientists found, along with exposure to a large number of ideas, could throw a curve ball to evolution’s increasingly intelligent humans.“As the extent to which social success translates into reproductive success declines in modern societies, cognitive abilities are expected to be significantly reduced by natural selection,” the scientists wrote in their study. This was also one of the most eyebrow-raising results for Gavrilets.“Surprisingly, the competition for social/reproductive success was a very large driving force in the whole process,” he said. “Personally, I didn’t expect to find that the model would predict a reduction in intelligence.”The Human Uniqueness FactorBefore trying to relate these dynamics to our modern society, however, Gavrilets and Vose caution that they did not develop this model for direct application to the history of Homo sapiens. Rather, the model combines several explanations for human brain size, and determines the outcome when taken together. As Gavrilets explained, the model has identified key parameters, factors (e.g., competition for reproductive success), patterns (e.g., the three phases), and time scales (10 to 20 thousand generations) for human brain evolution.Still, the scientists aren’t sure why these large brain dynamics occurred for humans, but not other animals.“This is ‘The Question’, Gavrilets said. “There is not much agreement on this in the scientific literature. Alexander and others argue that the fact that humans managed to reach a state of ‘ecological dominance’ was crucial. To me, Alexander’s arguments make a lot of sense. Others will strongly disagree and will interpret the data differently.”Citation: Gavrilets, Sergey and Vose, Aaron. “The dynamics of Machiavellian intelligence.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. November 7, 2006, vol. 103, no. 45, 16823-16828. By Lisa Zyga, Copyright 2006 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. 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One night in August a few centuries ago, a fiery-redheaded, freckled, scraggly looking chap wearing a tartan kilt his father had given him, worn out shabby shoes that most likely belonged to his great-grandfather, and a bagpipe strapped around his thin body was sent down a secret tunnel to see where it lead. A whole web of underground tunnels was discovered beneath the Royal Mile, the downhill street that connects Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace in the city of Edinburgh, formerly known as Dunedin, or Athens of the North as some called it due to its resemblance to the city of Gods in Greece.The boy was to walk into the tunnel near the top of the Royal Mile, playing a tune as he walked deep underground. It was thought he would exit from the other side — wherever that might be. His progress would be charted by people on the ground, aided by the sound of his music. That was the plan at least.A view of Edinburgh, Scotland, as seen from Calton Hill – July 13, 2017. In the image Edinburgh Castle can be seen on top of the hill in which the Old Town of the Scottish capital is located.But then, halfway along the Mile, the music suddenly stopped. They called out the boy’s name, but no one answered. They combed the tunnel — venturing as far as they dared — looking for him. He was nowhere to be found. There was no trace of him nor of his skinny body and the bagpipes he was playing. The boy was gone, and nobody knew why.Hundreds of years have passed since and each August the Edinburgh Military Tattoo event takes place in the city. At the very end, after all the traditional kilt parades of the Scottish regiment, and all the songs played by hundreds of drummers and even more so bagpipers, one piper, standing alone and spotlighted high on the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle plays a mournful tune on his pipes.The 2011 Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Photo: LA(Phot) Sally Stimson/MODThere have been strange reports about a melody heard inside the Castle’s chambers that seems to come out of nowhere. Some people say they have heard it while walking down the Royal Mile. Local legend tells that this is the crying song of a lost soul whose ghost, eternally wandering the tunnels underneath the city, continues to play his bagpipes looking for a way out.So perhaps the lone piper plays the mournful tune every year in memory of the lost boy. Or, if not for him, then surely for all those who lost their lives inside or in front of the walls trying to defend or take over Scotland’s greatest stronghold.The castle has become a recognizable symbol of Edinburgh, and of Scotland. Photo by :Andrea Vail CC by 2.0Rarely is there a place on the planet that can match the long-lasting and colorful history of Edinburgh Castle — which, perched on top of the leftovers of an ancient extinct volcano, governs the city’s skyline brimming with tales and legends of bygone days.The Great Hall, Edinburgh Castle Restored to former glory, although it has been used as barracks on more than one occasion in its history. Photo by Mike Pennington CC BY-SA 2.0The castle sits atop Castle Rock, a volcanic plug that was formed 350 million years ago and served as an early human settlement in the Bronze Age. Excavations carried out in 1990s showed evidence of habitation with archaeologists dating that the Bronze Age tools they discovered date from as early as 850 BC.Archaeological evidence indicates the site these people lived at was known as “Aluana” or “rock place,” and due to its natural fortification, Castle Rock has been a settlement and military base ever since — a claim that makes it the longest continually inhabited area in the country.The castle is built on a volcanic rock, as seen here from the West Port area Photo by Kim Traynor CC BY-SA 3.0It is a place so old that by the time that a castle was first officially mentioned in historical literature, its name and founding were already shrouded in myth and legends.The first is tied to the famous Arthurian legends, or more specifically to the pages of the medieval Welsh epic poem Y Gododdin. According to this valuable piece of literature from around the 7th century AD, a fortress named “The Castle of the Maidens” served as a sanctuary to the “Nine Maidens” — of whom, one was the mighty enchantress Morgan le Fay, King Arthur’s devoted protector.A telephoto shot of Edinburgh Castle against a beautiful blue sky, Scotland, UK.Another document, but this time not of Welsh but of Scottish origin, the Orygynale Cronykil of Scotland written by Andrew of Wyntoun, suggests that in earlier times a fortification named “Maiden’s Castle” was raised by Ebraucus, King of the Britons.8 Oldest Castles From Around The WorldHowever, Edinburgh Castle, the imposing edifice we know today, dates from the 12th century when David I, the son of Saint Margaret of Scotland first raised (at least officially) a castle on Castle Rock in loving memory of his mother.The story goes that in 1070 AD, the Scottish King Malcolm III married an English princess who, due to her fairness and generous nature, came to be known as Saint Margaret of Scotland, earning a reputation as “The Pearl of Scotland.”Malcolm and Margaret as depicted in a 16th-century armorial.Her husband died in battle and she, grief-stricken and heartbroken, died within days after hearing the news. Her son David I constructed the grand castle on Castle Rock and a marvelous chapel to honor her.Tensions grew between England and Scotland by the end of the 12th century, and it seems as if monarchs and nobles nearly always focused on Edinburgh and the city’s castle. He who held it controlled the city of Edinburgh and, with that, Scotland.So over time, it earned the right to be referred to as “the defender of the nation,” and for the very same reason it repeatedly came under siege. The first significant battle was in the late 13th century when Edward Longshanks (Edward I of England) tried to capture the castle and seize the Scottish throne. It was just the start though.Detail from a contemporary drawing of Edinburgh Castle under siege in 1573, showing it surrounded by attacking batteries.Throughout its extensive history, Edinburgh Castle has been attacked, besieged and invaded 23 times — more than any place in Britain or any other castle in the world. Half of these battles took place during a short period of 50 years when the castle went back and forth between Scottish and English hands during the Wars of Independence (1296-1341), in the course of which Edinburgh Castle was almost entirely destroyed.St. Margaret’s Chapel of Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland.When Robert the Bruce laid siege in 1314, he destroyed every building except one: Margaret’s Chapel, which still stands intact today and is the oldest surviving building in Scotland.A late-16th century depiction of the castle, from Braun & Hogenberg’s ‘Civitates Orbis Terrarum,’ showing David’s Tower at the center.Repairs to the castle were conducted by David II of Scotland in the 14th century. But Edinburgh, the castle, and the Scottish people were not to be left to rest.England tried to recapture “the defender of the nation” and the nation itself on more than one occasion, laying siege after siege on the castle; one of them against Mary, Queen of Scots in 1573, lasted for full two years.Edinburgh Castle as it may have looked before the Lang Siege of 1571-73, with David’s Tower and the Palace block, center and left.In 1650 Oliver Cromwell succeed in his attempts to capture the castle, killing Charles I, the last Scottish monarch to sit on the throne in Edinburgh.From then on the castle lost its status. Instead of being a defender of a nation it was turned into a prison where thousands of military and political prisoners from the Seven Years War, the American Revolution, and the Napoleonic Wars were held. Perhaps they heard a mysterious bagpipe melody in the darkens of the dungeons that left them questioning whether they are slowly but surely losing their minds.Edinburgh, Scotland.The splendid capital of Scotland today is UK’s second most visited city (the first being London of course), and millions of people from all over the world travel there to see its numerous world heritage sites, beautiful music festivals, historical re-enactments and all kinds of peculiar places that tell tales of ghosts, monsters or a legendary folk heroes.Edinburgh Castle holds the reputation as the most haunted and the most visited one in the city. And with such history and so many legends attached to it, it is no surprise.Read another story from us: An Offer is Coming: ‘Game of Thrones’ Castle now up for Sale in Northern IrelandFor what is worth, a bagpipe melody can always be heard on the streets in Edinburgh. Is coming from a long-lost boy somewhere deep below the streets, or from just around the corner? The only way to know is to check it out for yourself. For if one is looking for magic, the city and its grand castle are as magical and legendary as a place can ever get.Martin Chalakoski is a freelance writer drawn to history and fascinated by oddities. He has contributed to the Abandoned Spaces and is steadily contributing to The Vintage News. read more
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