The Castles Of Mary, Queen Of Scots; Being A Historical Description Of Every Castellated Erection Which Formed A Residence Or A Prison To That Queen by Charles MackieThe Castles Of Mary, Queen Of Scots; Being A Historical Description Of Every Castellated Erection Which Formed A Residence Or A Prison To That Queen by Charles Mackie

The Castles Of Mary, Queen Of Scots; Being A Historical Description Of Every Castellated Erection…

byCharles Mackie

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1835. Excerpt: ... " There watching high the least alarms, Thy rough, rude fortress gleams afar; Like some bold veteran grey in arms, And mark'd with many a seamy scar."--Burns. " The steep and iron-belted rock, Where trusted lie the monarchy's last gems." Albania--A Poem. The Castle Of Edinburgh stands on a rock 100 feet perpendicular from its base, elevated 294 feet above the level of the sea, and accessible only on the eastern side. The area occupied by the castle measures about seven acres. A situation like this (from its natural advantages) must have been occupied as a stronghold from the earliest times, although history does not record the numerous fortresses which in all probability may have been, ^previous to the building of the present Castle, erected on its site. Tradition has it, that a Castle was founded here by Cruthneus Camelon, the first king of the Picts, 330 years before the birth of Christ.* The first historical account we have of a fortress erected here is by Boetius, by whom it is called the " Hill of St Agneswhence it has been inferred that the City of Edinburgh was not at that time in existence. Long after this period this Castle was distinguished by the name of " Arx% Puellarum" or " Castrum Puellarum,,".f' (i. e.) " Virgins' Castleit is supposed from the daughters of the Pictish kings and chiefs being educated and kept here as a place of safety during * Abridgement of Scots Chronicles, dedicated to James IV. new edit. Glasgow 1755. t Chalmers' Caled. Vol. ii. p. 556, 557. those barbarous ages.* In allusion to, and apparently in support of this opinion, the arms of the city of Edinburgh present a Castle, triple towered and embattled, sable masoned of the first, and topped with three fanes gules, windows and portcullis shut of the last, situated on a rock proper, supported ...

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Title:The Castles Of Mary, Queen Of Scots; Being A Historical Description Of Every Castellated Erection…Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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