History of Leith, Edinburgh

Archive for 2007

Mary of Guelders

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

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Mary of Guelders (c. 1434 — 1 December 1463, Roxburgh Castle, Scotland) was the Queen Consort of Scotland. for more click here

Trinity College Church

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

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Wood, John, ca. 1780-1847
Brown, Thomas, fl. 1785-1820
Title: Plan of the City of Edinburgh, including all the latest and intended improvements.
Imprint: Edinburgh : P. Brown & T. Nelson, 1831.
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December 1943 Atlantic Monthly- The Education of a Queen

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Princess Elizabeth will be eighteen on her next birthday. How does her education compare with that of an American girl of the same age? And how does it compare with that of Victoria, who was also educated to be queen? For an answer we turn to Wilson Harris, the editor of the Spectator. for more click here

The Belly of the Beast

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

A Christmas story by DAVID ASHTON featuring his 19th-century Leith detective James McLevy – as played by Brian Cox on Radio 4.

JAMES McLEVY DID NOT LIKE DOGS. Especially wee yappy dogs nipping round the ankles as he ploughed after the lanky figure of Constable Mulholland, through the slush of Leith, in pursuit of a bandy-legged man with a threadbare Christmas tree under his arm. for more click here

Lady Glenorchy

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Lady Glenorchy was born in 1741 in Galloway. After a serious illness she had a conversion experience and after her husband’s death devoted her life to the spread of the evangelical cause, holding services for rich and poor and influencing many to enter the ministry. She was behind the setting up of chapels in both Scotland and England, the first in Edinburgh giving a pulpit to Presbyterian, Episcopal and Methodist clergy alike. In 1772 she founded another chapel, which became the Church of Scotland congregation known as Lady Glenorchy’s, whose history is now incorporated both in Holy Trinity Church in Wester Hailes and in Greenside Church in central Edinburgh. This new chapel was to serve those who could not be incorporated within the existing buildings of the established church for reasons of space but it was to keep its independence. A school was also built. She died in 1786.

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Sketch of the City of Edinburgh and Leith-1824

Friday, December 21st, 2007

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Crawford, David, fl. 1802-1829
Title: Sketch of the City of Edinburgh and Leith.
Imprint: 1824
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Mansie Waugh’s Dream Concerning the Execution of Burke

Friday, December 21st, 2007

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‘Last Words and Dying Declaration of Jock Heigh the Hangman’

Friday, December 21st, 2007

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Sale of a Wife

Friday, December 21st, 2007

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£9m to redraw the bloody battle lines of Culloden

Friday, December 21st, 2007

It was undoubtedly the last major battle on British soil and confirmed the present line of succession. It’s probably also beyond doubt that it resulted in chips on Scottish shoulders and the coining of violently antisocial chants for football games between the Auld Enemies. for more click here

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