The History of Leith

Archive for the ‘Royalty’ Category

Life and time of Lady Anne Mackintosh

Monday, October 29th, 2007

The story of Lady Anne Mackintosht takes us back to the 1745 rebellion and the time of Charles Edward Stuart and the Stuarts last desperate attempt at the throne of Great Britain. (more…)

Leith Under Cromwell and Charles II

Monday, August 13th, 2007

The turmulant times around Scotland under Charles II and Cromwell

Civil War

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Going down Henderson St from Great Junction St and going towards the Shore you will see on the left hand side opposite the . Vaults. , Parliament Street and it was from here a brutal Civil War was controlled (more…)

Mary Queen of Scots and Leith

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

So who was Mary, Queen of Scots who after the death of Francis II on the 5th December 1560 set sail for Scotland? A country she had not seen for almost thirteen years and which had changed so much in that time.


Presbyterianism Triumphant

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

With the exile of James II and the succession of William and Mary (William was William of Orange,son of William II, prince of Orange and Mary, daughter of Charles I. William in 1677 married his cousin Mary daughter of James II) the Episcopalian Clergy were removed from the Leith Churches and Episcopacy came to an end in Scotland and the Church of Scotland was established as it now exists today (more…)

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