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The Secrets of Rosslyn - New Edition
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ISBN:
9781780274089
Categories
History, Local History, New Releases
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
01 August 2016
Format
Paperback (also available as an ebook)
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
224
Illustrations
16pp b/w plates

The Secrets of Rosslyn - New Edition

by Roddy Martine - Find out more about the author

 

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Nestling in an exquisite glen just seven miles from the centre of Edinburgh, Rosslyn Chapel is one of the world’s most extraordinary places. Ever since it was built in the mid fifteenth century it has cast a mesmerising spell over all who have visited it, exuding an aura of profound mystery, as if it holds the key to some vast, unearthly secret.

Six hundred years later it continues to confound and intrigue, inspiring stories of The Knights Templar, the Holy Grail and a myriad of esoteric beliefs, most notably in the 1980s bestseller The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail and Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, which made the chapel known to millions throughout the word. In this book Roddy Martine sifts through mounds of unfounded conjecture and fantasy to make sense of it all. The Secrets of Rosslyn is the only book that lets the facts speak for themselves, showing ultimately that the truth is no less amazing than fiction.

Roddy Martine is a freelance journalist, author and broadcaster based in Edinburgh. He has written a number of best-selling books, including Living in the Highlands (Thames and Hudson, 2000), Scottish Clans and Family Names (Mainstream, various edns) and The Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Robert Hale, 2001).






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