The History of Leith

August 5, 2011

A very Victorian hoax! Greyfriars Bobby who kept vigil over his master’s grave for 14 years was ‘a publicity stunt’

For more than a century, he has been seen as the epitome of man’s best friend, known for loyally refusing to leave his master’s graveside for 14 years. Now, however, it appears the heartwarming tale of Greyfriars Bobby the Skye terrier was a Victorian hoax cooked up by money-grabbing businessmen, an academic has revealed. for more click here

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