Archaeologists find evidence from "one of the saddest hours in Scottish history"

An archaeology team in Stracathro, Scotland were working on a Roman fort when they discovered something very interesting: The possible ruins of the church where John Balliol abdicated his throne to Edward I in 1296.

"If this turns out to be the church it would be interesting to find what made it so special,” said archaeologist Dr Birgitta Hoffmann. "It's always struck me as rather unusual that they would meet in Stracathro rather than in Brechin, which at the time had the much more impressive church."

Unfortunately, the mystery of the site of "one of the saddest hours in Scottish history" may not be solved soon unless funding for the project can be found.