The History of Leith

November 25, 2012

In 1296 Edward captured Berwick,

In 1296 Edward captured Berwick, and, by a savage
massacre of its inhabitants, reduced that city of merchant
princes to the market town it has ever since remained.
Mounted on his great war horse Bayard, Edward led his
army northwards and took up his quarters at Holyrood*
while his fleet, laden with supplies for his troops, anchored
off Leith.

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