Tag: Edinburgh Castle
The thread about an old gravestone in Leith, the King’s Botanist, a bungled attempt to capture Edinburgh Castle for the Jacobites and a death by “surfeit of figs”
The thread about the surprise capture of Edinburgh Castle in 1639, when Lord General Alexander Leslie was not hoist by his own petard
The thread about the 18th Century Highlander mutiny in Leith, its sad outcome and a remarkable last-minute reprieve
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