History of Leith, Edinburgh

Archive for the ‘Knights Templar’ Category

The real Da Vinci code

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

The key to Leonardo’s genius lies in his notebooks, where he unravelled the secrets of anatomy, engineering, art – life itself. But one mystery has never been solved: how did his greatest drawings get from Europe to Windsor Castle – and at one of the bloodiest periods in English history? Were they smuggled in by King Charles I? Or the court painter Peter Paul Rubens? for more click here

Scotland’s Whirling Goddess or the Holy Grail?

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

STARING into the terrifying thunderous tumult of the Corryvreckan whirlpool, it’s easy to see why its sheer primal energy has fascinated people for centuries.

Now Edinburgh folklorist Stuart McHardy has suggested a startling new theory – that the awe-inspiring natural vortex between the islands of Scarba and Jura in Argyll and Bute was the true origin of the Holy Grail. for more click here

Secret tunnels used by Knights Templar and Illuminati in Hertford

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Although not Leith related. There are stories of similiar tunnels in Leith although they have never been confirmed-

“A local newspaper in the UK has revealed an elaborate network of secret tunnels and passages beneath Hertford, the ancient county town of Hertfordshire.
Local historians were aware of only one part of the network which was mapped in a document on public record dated 1898. The newspaper details numerous tunnels, many of which were blocked during the last century, and shows photographs of two other entrances. The existence, extent and purpose of the tunnels were leaked to a journalist by members of a mysterious secret society in the area said to be related to the Knights Templar and the Illuminati.
These revelations are restoring Hertfordshire to its rightful place in Templar legend, and literally put Hertford on the map in the Quest for the Holy Grail, and there is more to come” for more click here

Mary Magdalene-Leith

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

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Pilgrimages
From the 13th to the 16th century, pilgrimages to kneel at the feet of the “Virgin of the Sea” at Boulogne were very popular. Medieval pilgrims came especially from England, France and Flanders. Inns and hospices offered them food and lodging in Boulogne and along the way; the pilgrims bought souvenirs, like small lead badges (see below), candles, etc., which gave work to local craftsmen; whilst donations and alms made Boulogne’s cathedral monastery prosperous.for more click here (more…)

Scottish Crusaders Leave Leith for the Holy Land

Monday, May 15th, 2006

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Source-”Macdonald Living History”

Leith Pilgrim and examples of Pilgrimage Badges

Monday, May 15th, 2006

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Source-”Macdonald Living History”

Pilgrimage badges. It was upon such a badge that the orginal coat of arms of Leith was based.

Tau Cross

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

The Tau cross, named after the Greek letter it resembles, is a very old symbol. for more click here

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