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‘Tomb of Galdus’?…

Dumfries and Galloway, Friday, 28th October 2022…

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“Robbers of the world, having by their universal plunder exhausted the land, they rifle the deep. If the enemy be rich, they are rapacious; if he be poor, they lust for dominion; neither the east nor the west has been able to satisfy them. Alone among men they covet with equal eagerness poverty and riches. To robbery, slaughter, plunder, they give the lying name of empire; they make a solitude and call it peace.”

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Oration ascribed to the legendary Scottish Chief,

King Galdus, renowned for keeping the Romans at bay

from his beloved homeland.

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His fame was such that ancient monuments,

built long before his time, became associated with him.

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So runs the official narrative…

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It is curious that the Romans were unable

to take what in those days

would have been known as North Albion…

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And that they saw fit to build a large wall

to guard against whatever lived there.

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Sometimes, there is just no accounting for history.

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