The Lewis Chessmen have once again popped up in the news. They are magnificent chess pieces, believed to be from the 12th Century and in 1831, more than 90 pieces were found buried in a sand dune on Lewis.
Ayrshire-born Jenny Colgan has written a new Doctor Who book, Dark Horizons, that includes the historic Lewis Chessmen. The story involves Matt Smith’s Doctor being on the Western Isles to play the famous boardgame. Vikings, a kidnapped princess and the islands under attack by a mysterious fire are all part of the plot line.
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