The History of Leith

February 16, 2008

Campaign to honour ‘Dunbar martyrs’

Historian calls for memorial to Scots soldiers who died as prisoners of English
NEAR the north-west door of Durham’s magnificent cathedral rises a mound topped by a memorial to the Boer War.

Legend has it that the mound contains the bodies of hundreds of Scots prisoners, who died of disease and starvation, in a little-remembered 17th century chapter in British history

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