Heart-burial The heart was often buried apart from the body in the place it loved well in life, as Devorgilla founded Sweet Heart Abbey in memory of the heart- burial of her husband. Richard I's heart was buried at Rouen. Robert Bruce desired his heart to be taken to the Holy Land in lieu of his pilgrimage, and lord James Douglas carried it round his neck in a silver case, hung by a silken cord. He threw it forward in advance of his men at the great battle of Salano, and covered it with his body.

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