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|Description ||Cursing Stone, Tullie House Millenium Walkway, Carlisle|
The polished granite stone is inscribed with the curse, which was cast on all the reivers of the English/Scottish borders in the 16th Centuary.
The names of those reivers are inscribed in the stones that make up the floor of the millenium walkway, Armstrongs, Grahams, Robsons, Elliotts, and Kerrs to made a few.
The Tullie House Museum has a 10-minute wide-screen audio-visual spectacular which gives a dramatic impression of the lawless Borders in Tudor times. Local feuding families (reivers) make their own rules in a 'no-man's-land' around Carlisle, plundering cattle, burning homes and fighting amongst themselves - the inevitable social consequences of centuries of bloody warfare between England and Scotland.
At the beginning of the film, the Archbishop of Glasgow spits out his curse on the reivers, which is actually quite chilling....
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