The History of Leith

November 28, 2007

Earliest chapters in our national story

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Three hundred years ago antiquaries were at the forefront of modernity. This odd paradox is captured in the Royal Academy’s exhibition marking the tercentenary of the Society of Antiquaries. The society is therefore the same age as Britain as a unitary state. This bravely unfashionable exhibition shows how the work of these enthusiastic amateurs — much mocked, then as now — contributed to the creation of a national sense of the past. for more click here

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