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Kirk and Folk

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

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Burns was a republican fan of French revolution, says expert

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

In the late 18th century, it was a dangerous idea, a political view that could entail deportation to the penal colonies. But the revered Scots poet Robert Burns was openly discussing republican sentiments in the last months of his life, risking punitive action for challenging the authority of the king, an expert in Scottish literature has found. for more click here

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Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

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Tiny Graves

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

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(c) John Arthur

Down Memory Lane

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

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(c) John Arthur

Know your Streets

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

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(c) John Arthur

Miniature Coffins and Arthur Seat

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

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(c) John Arthur

The Mother of Leith Churches

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

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(c) John Arthur

The Chapel of St Anthony near Leith-1416

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

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The document dated the 12th October 1416 not only disproves the usual foundation date of 1438 but also that James I founded the chapel which would have been impossible as he was in the Tower of London at the time and would be until 1424
(c) John Arthur

Lease by Dene John of Leith

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

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(c) John Arthur

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