The History of Leith

October 12, 2010

The fortifications and siege of Leith: a further study of the map of the siege in 1560

The contemporary map of the siege of Leith in 1560, kept in the archives of Petworth House in Sussex,1t was exhibited in Edinburgh in 1987,more than twenty years after it had been introduced to the Scottish public in papers by Francis W Steer and Gordon Donaldson. Nevertheless it seems to have been largely neglected as a historical record of the siege, and a
hint by Mr Steer that it might repay study in relation to the military operations does not appear to have been followed up. for more click here

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