Monday, 4 May 2009

Baron Bonde

The Scotsman has an obituary of John, Baron Bonde -
the Fife laird whose ancestry romantically included both the builders of Rosslyn Chapel and a Swedish monarch.
Hat tip: Harry D. Watson


Eric Dickens said...

Thanks for this Harry. Some people's biographies or walks through life can be very strange and convoluted. Eton, Uppsala, sorting out Poles, Esso, plus Charleton sounds like a fulfilled life. In Fife. Though he was a laird, not a thane.

David McDuff said...

Yes, who wants to be a thane, anyway? I'm relieved to report that my own people hail not from Fife but from Scotland's north east, where the "other" branch of a certain family has traditionally been resident. ;-)