The History of Leith

December 24, 2008

Leith-1544 from the history of Scotland Raphael Holinshed

The Church mentioned is believed to have been South leith Church
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Source-Raphael Holinshed

Raphael Holinshed (died c. 1580) was an English chronicler, whose work, commonly known as Holinshed’s Chronicles, was one of the major sources used by William Shakespeare for a number of his plays.

He is thought to have come from Cheshire, but lived in London, where he worked as a translator for the printer Reginald Wolfe. Wolfe gave him the project of compiling a world history from the Flood to the reign of Queen Elizabeth. This ambitious project was never finished, but one portion was published as The Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland in 1577. Holinshed was only one contributor to this work; others involved in its production included William Harrison, Richard Stanyhurst, and John Hooker. for more click here

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