The History of Leith

Posts Tagged ‘Scots’

Campaign to honour ‘Dunbar martyrs’

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

Historian calls for memorial to Scots soldiers who died as prisoners of English
NEAR the north-west door of Durham’s magnificent cathedral rises a mound topped by a memorial to the Boer War.

Legend has it that the mound contains the bodies of hundreds of Scots prisoners, who died of disease and starvation, in a little-remembered 17th century chapter in British history

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