from Chapter 1
The Fifteenth Century
The Magdalene Arch
THE ROSELINE CHAPEL
Following the central theme of ancient meridians leads directly to Rosslyn Chapel, the ancestral home of the Scottish St. Clairs or Sinclairs located 15 miles south of Edinburgh, Scotland. In earlier times, this area was named Roslin, being an amalgamation of two Celtic words: ros
, meaning “ridge” or “promontory,” and lin
, meaning “waterfall.” There is, however, a second explanation of the origin of the name Roslin: the word roseline
, which symbolizes a bloodline of...