A song about Isabella Duncan, Countess of Fife and the Duchess of Buchan, and about her being caged on the walls of the castle at Berwick on Tweed for about four years in the early 1300s, on the orders of Edward Langshanks, for her role in supporting and crowning Robert the Bruce in 1306. I first came across her in the short story Proud Lady in a Cage by the neglected writer Fred Urquhart (worth finding). One of the undeservedly lesser known heroines of Scottish history.
Tune type: Scots Song
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