08 January 2018
The recent opening of the King James pub and kitchen in Perth revealed a new glass panel which allows visitors to see the recently-discovered remains of Blackfriars Priory, where James I was murdered.
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.
Images copyright James I Charterhouse Project