The History of Leith

December 9, 2011

David I and Holyrood

David I., crowned in 1124, after being long resident at the court of his sister Matilda, where, according to Malmesbury, ” his manners were polished from the rust of Scottish barbarity,” and where he married Matilda daughter of Waltheof, Earl of Northumberland, we discover the origin of many of the most important local features still surviving. He founded the abbey of Holyrood, called by Fordun ” Monasterium Sanctce Crucis de Crag.” This convent, the precursor of the great abbey, he is said to have placed at first within the Castle.

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