Category: 17th Century
Threads involving the 17th Century
The thread about the sad end of young Thomas Aikenhead, the last person to be executed for blasphemy in Britain
The thread about early churchgoing in Newhaven and when the Free Fishermen challenged the authority of the Kirk for the right to look after their own
The thread about an early map and illustration of Leith and what it can tell us about the port in the 17th century
The thread about a Leith “Beggar’s Badge”; when the Scottish state controlled and sanctioned begging and limited it to a select few
The thread about the Royal Mint of Scotland; what connects it to a pioneering school for the city’s poorest children, and how it has continued to serve marginalised people in the city
The thread about Bonnington; its early history; where its name comes from; which Bonnington House is which; and a little bit of its early industries
The thread about the Youngers and the McEwans, a Scottish brewing dynasty that would combine to totally dominate the Scottish industry. And just what it has to do with “Alice in Wonderland”
The thread about Gorgie and Dalry and some of the bits in between; the derivation of their place names; some of their early history and an infamous murderer
The thread about the surprise capture of Edinburgh Castle in 1639, when Lord General Alexander Leslie was not hoist by his own petard
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