Tuama Alasdair MhicLeoid / Alasdair MacLeod's Tomb :: Shared Description

Alasdair "Crotach" Macleod was the 8th chief of the Clan MacLeod. References on the web state that he was born in 1450, but as he died in 1547 this would mean he attained the remarkable age of 97. He became the Clan Chief in 1480 on the death of his father, William, at the Battle of Bloody Bay. Alasdair himself was no stranger to battle - his nickname "Crotach" translates at "humpbacked" - a disfigurement resulting from a serious battle wound. His misshapen body however is not faithfully reproduced in the recumbent effigy of his tomb.
The carvings:
The carvings on his tomb represent many of the things that were important to him in life; he was a religious man, so iconography such as angels and the crucifixion figure, but also scenes of hunting and of his knightly and warrior life, such as depictions of a "birlinn" or galley, essential to anyone attempting to control such a diffuse island demesne.
by Rob Farrow
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NG0483 : Tuama/Tomb Alasdair MhicLeoid/MacLeod - Carving 10 by Rob Farrow
NG0483 : St Clement's Church, Rodel by M J Richardson
NG0483 : Tùr Chliamainn (St Clement's), Rodel - nave by Rob Farrow
NG0483 : Tuama/Tomb Alasdair MhicLeoid/MacLeod - Carving 14 by Rob Farrow
NG0483 : Tuama/Tomb Alasdair MhicLeoid/MacLeod - Carving 4 by Rob Farrow
NG0483 : Tuama/Tomb Alasdair MhicLeoid/MacLeod - Carving 3 by Rob Farrow
NG0483 : Tuama/Tomb Alasdair MhicLeoid/MacLeod - Carving 13 by Rob Farrow
NG0483 : Tuama/Tomb Alasdair MhicLeoid/MacLeod - Carving 8 by Rob Farrow
NG0483 : Tuama Alasdair MhicLeoid / Alasdair MacLeod's Tomb by Rob Farrow
NG0483 : Tuama/Tomb Alasdair MhicLeoid/MacLeod - Carving 6 by Rob Farrow
NG0483 : Tuama/Tomb Alasdair MhicLeoid/MacLeod - Carving 12 by Rob Farrow
NG0483 : Tuama/Tomb Alasdair MhicLeoid/MacLeod - Carving 1 by Rob Farrow
NG0483 : Tuama/Tomb Alasdair MhicLeoid/MacLeod - Carving 16 by Rob Farrow
NG0483 : Tuama/Tomb Alasdair MhicLeoid/MacLeod - Carving 15 by Rob Farrow
NG0483 : Alasdair MacLeod's tomb at St Clement's, Rodel by M J Richardson
NG0483 : Tuama/Tomb Alasdair MhicLeoid/MacLeod - Carving 7 by Rob Farrow
NG0483 : Tuama/Tomb Alasdair MhicLeoid/MacLeod - Carving 5 by Rob Farrow
NG0483 : Tuama/Tomb Alasdair MhicLeoid/MacLeod - Carving 9 by Rob Farrow
NG0483 : Tuama/Tomb Alasdair MhicLeoid/MacLeod - Carving 17 by Rob Farrow
NG0483 : Tuama/Tomb Alasdair MhicLeoid/MacLeod - Carving 2 by Rob Farrow
NG0483 : Tuama/Tomb Alasdair MhicLeoid/MacLeod - Carving 11 by Rob Farrow


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Created: Wed, 21 Sep 2011, Updated: Mon, 5 Mar 2012

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