The History of Leith

May 26, 2008

Salmond: England’s taking the myth

Alex Salmond has provoked a row with English patriots by dismissing St George as a mythical figure who didn’t exist. The first minister said Scotland had a more credible patron saint than England because there was historical evidence that St Andrew had lived.

Salmond’s remarks were in response to the publication of what he believes to be an “ill-informed” book by one of the world’s most eminent historians, which claims Scotland’s history is woven from a “fraudulent” fabric of “myths and falsehoods”. for more click here

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