Monday, February 04, 2008
The Story of the Lewis Chessmen
There is a wonderful article by Allan Burnett (see "Stale Mate") in the Sunday Herald of Scotland about the famous Lewis Chessmen. It is also widely excerpted by other blogs, including Susan Polgar and the BCC Weblog. Whether or not you are interested in the Scottish claim on these beautiful pieces, you will surely enjoy Burnett's compelling tale, which makes history come to life.