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James I Scotland project - King James pub and kitchen opening ceremony

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The recent opening of the re-named King James pub and kitchen in Perth (previously known as Christie's Bar) revealed a new glass panel which allows visitors to see the recently-discovered remains of Blackfriars Priory, where James I was murdered.

Special guests at the opening ceremony included Professor Richard Oram (University of Stirling) and Danny Dutton (Scotland's Urban Past), who discussed the priory remains, as well as Dr Lucy Dean, Paul Wilson, and Fiona Colligan, project manager of the James I Charterhouse Project.

The project aims to focus archaeological and historical research on the city of Perth to explore the precariousness, richness and diversity at the heart of the medieval kingdom at the time of the murder of King James I of Scots in 1437. Historians and archaeologists will attempt to unearth one of Scotland’s greatest and most intriguing secrets: the burial place of James I King of Scotland (r. 1406 – 1437), his wife Joan Beaufort Queen of Scots, and Margaret Tudor Queen of Scots, wife to King James IV of Scotland and sister to King Henry VIII.

Project events

On 9 February 2018, Professor Oram and Paul Wilson will be hosting a presentation of the project's achievements over the last two years, its potential impact for Scottish History, economic regeneration through history and tourism, and the proposed revolution in teaching via the proposed technologies associated with the project.
 
Paul Wilson is producing a series of high impact cinema film trailers at Historic Environment Scotland’s Castle Campbell at the end of January, depicting the terrifying ordeal James I must have encountered during his assassination on 22 February 1437. The intention of this is to elevate the event and historical narrative into the public domain for those who might not have an intrinsic interest in conventional history.
 
For more information, visit the project website and follow on Facebook (@kingjames1ofscotland) and Twitter: @james1ofscots

Images copyright James I Charterhouse Project

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