The Legend of Kate Barlass
On February of 1437, King James I was assassinated by a band of murderers while on a visit to Perth. His chamber door had metal straps for a wooden bar, but the Chamberlain had taken up the bar. One of the Queen’s ladies-in-waiting, heroically placed her bare arm in the straps to try to save the King. The murderers forced through the door, broke her arm and killed the King.