St Andrews is a peaceful and attractive
place today, but Leonard Low has dug
through dusty tomes to uncover a past of
religious war, murder, adultery, plagues,
witch trials, disasters at sea, air raids, all
recounted with vivid impact, to delight his many fans.
It all started with the arrival in Fife of St
Andrew's bones. Read how David Stewart, eldest son of Robert III, was starved to
death in a dungeon. Read about the burning of a Protestant martyr and the
murder of a Catholic cardinal; terrifying witch-hunts; the Kirk's attempts
to enforce good behaviour; the ravages of the plague years; the murder of
an archbishop and its terrible consequences; shipping disasters great and
small; rabbit wars on the golf course; a WW1 hero with a St Andrews
connection; a WW2 Luftwaffe air raid; painful deaths from poisoned
sausages; the excavation of medieval monks; the Al Capone connection ... and the arrival in Scotland of more of St Andrew's bones.
St Andrews' Untold Stories follows in the footsteps of Largo's Untold Stories, also by Leonard Low.
Leonard Low was born in Fife, in Upper Largo, in 1967, and moved to London in 1988 for a career of film-set building and painting. As he is colour blind, his pictures have been classified and sold as very unusual pieces of work. Lenny has long been fascinated by local history in his area of Fife, and has run heavily-subscribed 'Weem Witch' tours in Pittenweem. He lives in Leven -- and he has a passion for East Fife FC.