Getting Wise about the Royal Mile
The continuing media news story concerns itself with the late Queen’s recent passing and the decision to transport Her Majesty’s coffin from Balmoral to Edinburgh, in order that the coffin can lie in state in St Giles’ Cathedral, on the Royal Mile, and thence to Buckingham Palace and finally Westminster Palace prior to internment at Windsor on Mondy 22nd February 2022. There has been no explanation or understanding of the greater significance of all of this action, although one BBC correspondent was heard to say “Edinburgh Castle is a mile or so from Holyrood Palace, along the Royal Mile”. Grr!
These two Royal monuments are not ‘about a mile or so apart‘ at all, and this display of metrological ignorance highlights the awful fact that most moderns have never been told or have forgotten something very important about our legacy from ancient times. In a country that perhaps overstresses its historical roots, we appear to have lost contact with the sources of own remarkable and very ancient origins. Interested.. Read on!