The History of Leith

October 2, 2009

A church in Prestonpans

Although there was a church in Prestonpans from the 12th Century or before, all trace of it was lost in 1544, when English troops harried the Scottish Lowlands. This was the “Rough Wooing”, the revenge of Henry VIII for the refusal of the Scottish Parliament to allow the infant Queen Mary to marry the prince of Wales (later Edward VI). They were 2 and 7 respectively! for more click here

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