History of Leith, Edinburgh

Archive for 2007

Perspective View of the Castle and City of Edinburgh, with the Towns of Leith, Burnt Island & Kinghorn.

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

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Leith-1769 (from the above map)

Perspective View of the Castle and City of Edinburgh, with the Towns of Leith, Burnt Island & Kinghorn.
Imprint: [S.l. : s.n., 1769]
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City and castle of Edinburgh.

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

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Edgar, William, fl. 1717-1746
Title: City and castle of Edinburgh.
Imprint: [S.l. : s.n.], 1765.
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Edimbourg

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

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Manesson-Mallet, Allain, 1630?-1706?
Title: Edimbourg.
Imprint: [Paris : Mallet, 1683]
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Medieval diets ‘far more healthy’

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

If they managed to survive plague and pestilence, medieval humans may have enjoyed healthier lifestyles than their descendants today, it has been claimed.
Their low-fat, vegetable-rich diet – washed down by weak ale – was far better for the heart than today’s starchy, processed foods, one GP says. for more click here

The Nether Bow-c1647

Monday, December 17th, 2007

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demolished in the 18th century

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Gordon, James, 1615?-1686
Title: Edinodunensis Tabulam / Iacobus Gordinius P. Rothemayus.
Imprint: [Amsterdam? : s.n., 1647?]

Edinburgh Castle c1647

Monday, December 17th, 2007

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Gordon, James, 1615?-1686
Title: Edinodunensis Tabulam / Iacobus Gordinius P. Rothemayus.
Imprint: [Amsterdam? : s.n., 1647?]

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Edenburck in Schottl

Monday, December 17th, 2007

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Edenburck in Schottl.
Imprint: [Frankfurt : Liebolt?, 1631]

Georg BRAUN & Franz HOGENBERG – Edenburgum, Scotiae Metropolis.

Monday, December 17th, 2007

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Braun, Georg, 1540 or 1-1622.
Hogenberg, Franz, d. 1590?
Title: Edenburgum, Scotiae Metropolis.
Imprint: [Cologne : G. Braun & F. Hogenberg, ca. 1582]

Thomas Barker-Bailie of St Anthony’s-Leith

Monday, December 17th, 2007

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The Barony of St Anthony
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Thomson, Charles, fl. 1820-1831
Title: Plan of the Town of Leith and its environs.
Imprint: Edinburgh : C. Thomson &c., 1822.

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Ancient secrets emerge from grave

Monday, December 17th, 2007

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The bones of six bishops buried more than 600 years ago have been identified using new hi-tech methods.
The medieval bishops, who died between 1200-1360, were discovered during an excavation at Whithorn Priory in Galloway between 1957 and 1967. for more click here

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