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Tom describes a rare medieval case, in which we have a multitude of perspectives on what happened.

In 1222, Bishop Adam was murdered by a group of Caithness farmers in response to increasing church taxes. It is a rare case (for the medieval era) in which we have a multitude of perspectives on what happened, and as a result, we can compare and contrast the different accounts.

There is an Old Norse account in the Icelandic manuscript Flateyjarbók (which Tom has recently written a translation of for the Innes Review article), a report in a letter from the Pope, an entry in the Chronicle of Melrose, an excerpt from Gesta Annalia (contained within the work of John of Fordun) and shorter accounts in a variety of other sources.

Some discussion about Reinald, a Bishop of Ross, will be an entry point to the topic which will be suitable for our location.

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Groam House Museum

High Street, Rosemarkie, Highlands and Islands, IV10 8UF

01381 620961


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Open daily - 1.30 to 4.15 (last entry 3.45)

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To protect our visitors and volunteers at the present time, we have introduced a system of timed entry. Only one group, maximum 6 people, are permitted at a time.

Walk-ups will be permitted only if there is an unbooked slot available, and they must provide contact details.

Inside, social distancing is in operation; visitors are required to sanitise their hands on arrival and before entering the shop area. Masks must be worn inside the museum by both visitors and volunteers.

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