Monday, January 25, 2010


Hi everyone! As this is the first post, I thought I might explain my blog. Bonnets and Broadswords is a blog about Scottish history. This is not the kind of stuff you will find in text books but interesting stories about events and people that made Scotland the nation that she is today. My main reason for writing this blog is that Scottish history is sadly lacking in the world. No one learns it in school, I never even knew anything about Scottish history until I read a historic novel a few years ago and then decided to research into the time period more. That caused me to begin learning about Scotland and her history and I began to love it more and more. Scotland has a history full of excitement, sorrow, wonderful heroes and evil villains set against a wonderful landscape full of mystery and as old as the mountains that grace it. Having a Scottish heritage myself, I was soon lost in the wonder of it all, and found myself unable to stop learning about the famous men and women who served Scotland over the many centuries.

I want to be able to share this with everyone. I hope that this blog will help students of history or just people wanting to learn more about Scotland be able to do just that. My promise as a historian is that the information on this blog will be as accurate as it can be with the information that we have in the world. In other words, this is not just a bunch of stuff I came up with to amuse people! This is real history and should be kept that way!

I am open to any questions you may have. Do not be afraid to ask! I will do my best to answer them. Please comment on the posts. You can also email me at

So please enjoy the blog! I will post something new every other day or so, so please check back frequently!

Slainte, Hazel


  1. This is very exciting! Can't wait to delve into the excitement myself through your blog! Great set up too. :)

  2. Thank you! Glad you like it so far!