History of Leith, Edinburgh

Archive for 2006

Scottish Civil War

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

The Scottish Civil War of 1644–50 was part of wider conflict known as the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, which included the Bishops Wars, the English Civil War and Irish Confederate Wars. The war was fought between Scottish Royalists — supporters of Charles I, under James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, and the Covenanters, who had controlled Scotland since 1639 and allied themselves with the English Parliament. The Scottish Royalists, aided by Irish troops, had a rapid series of victories in 1644–45, but were eventually defeated by the Covenanters. for more click here

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose (1612 – 21 May 1650), was a Scottish nobleman and soldier, who initially joined the Covenanters in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, but subsequently supported King Charles I as the English Civil War developed. From 1644 to 1646, and again in 1650 he fought a Scottish Civil War on behalf of the King. James Graham was the chief of Clan Graham. for more click here

The Scottish Seal of Oliver Cromwell

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

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The Marquess of argyll

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

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Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll and 8th Earl of Argyll and chief of Clan Campbell, (1607 – 27 May 1661) was the de facto head of government in Scotland during most of the conflict known as the Wars of the Three Kingdoms). He was the most influential figure in the Covenanter movement that fought for the Presbyterian religion and what they saw as Scottish interests during the English Civil War and Scottish Civil War of the 1640s and 1650s.
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Moray House

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Moray House, Edinburgh. Cromwell stayed here 1648 and in 1650/1651
Cromwell stayed here in 1648 and again in 1650/51

A Royalist Satire of Cromwell

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Cromwell consulting with the devil

The Battle of Dunbar 1650

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Cromwell's Camp can be seen on the RHS. Print made for Pane Fisher's history

Funeral effigy of Cromwell

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Bargello Museum, Florence

Lapdance bar stripped away to reveal historic frontage

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

WORKMEN removed the woodwork at the front of a city lap-dancing bar – and discovered a historic gem.

The team repairing tenement flats above Big Daddy O’s showbar on Lothian Road discovered decorative ironwork underneath. for more click here

A Witch and her Imps 1621

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

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