Places in My Postcard


Stirling Castle provided by Scholarly Sojourns.

The Palace, Stirling Castle is an extraordinary historical landmark. James IV, and the generations after made the castle a key royal centre. The castle challenges the powerful Scottish fortress and capital city Edinburgh, as the palace is located on a massive and strongly built rock. Stirling is a very significant city and was geologically located for military advantages. The palace represents European desires of the Scottish crown and the change in politics in the Scottish court system. The palace was built in different sections, which on the southern side of the courtyard is a monument that dedicates these changes Scotland was experiencing at the time. The Stirling heads were apart of Scotland’s greatest treasure as they were carved in the castle which included mythical and biblical figures that symbolizes the renaissance and the changes that were happening at the time. (Wormald, 2000). When the palace begun in 1538, during the renaissance, it was seen as the rebirth of a palace as it brought many new political contexts ad ideas to Scotland. (Harrison, 2014). Many historical events have taken place at the Palace Stirling and it still remains an important aspect to Scotland to this day.

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