The History of Leith

March 4, 2011

Canon Shot and Edward Clinton 1544

The ballast of the war ships ” was cannon-shot of iron of which we found in the town to the nombre of iii score thousand” according to the English account, which is remarkable, as the latter used stone bullets then, which were also used in the Armada more than forty years afterwards. The work from which we quote bears that it was ” Imprynted at l,ondon, in Pawls Churchyards, by Reynolds Wolie, at the signe of ye Brazen Serpent, anno 1554.” During this expedition Edward Clinton, Earl of Lincoln, whose armour is now preserved
in the Tower of London, was knighted at Leith. by the Earl of Hertford,

Source-Old and New Edinburgh

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