The History of Leith

December 7, 2012

Renegade Scots

Sir John de Lestalrio and his companion-in-arms,
Geoffrey of Duddingston, were now dead, whether slain
in battle against the English or not we have now no
means of knowing. Each had been succeeded by his
son—true ” chips of the old blocks,” for both were forfeited
for loyally and nobly supporting the cause of
Scotland and freedom against Edward III., while many
renegade Scots saved their estates by taking the English
side. With the English garrison in Edinburgh Castle
were some twenty Scotsmen, of whom not one belonged
to either Leith or Restalrig, showing that the hearts
of his vassals were with their forfeited lord.

source-The Story of Leith

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