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It was in Montrose Castle, nothing of which now remains,
that Edward I forced John Balliol to renounce his
treaty with France. Edward took the crown off Balliol and also ripped off his
lion rampant, hence the king of Scotland earned the nickname of Toom Tabard,
empty coat. John and Edward Balliol were
On his way south Edward I stopped off at Berwick-upon-Tweed
where he made Scottish barons and nobles swear fealty to him. There names were
added to a document that is referred to as the Ragman's Roll due to all
the seals and ribbons attached to it.
The harbour in Montrose is possibly where Sir James Douglas
sailed from with the heart of Robert the Bruce.
It is also where the Old Pretender is said to have left Scotland for the
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