Tantallon Castle and Bass Rock, East Lothian, Scotland
Tantallon Castle and Bass Rock in East Lothian.
Bass Rock is a steep-sided volcanic rock, 107 metres (351 ft) at its highest point, and is home to a large colony of gannets.
Tantallon castle was built in the mid 14th century by William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas.
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Dunbar Castle, East Lothian, Scotland, 1894. Creator: Unknown
Dunbar Castle, East Lothian, Scotland, 1894. The first stone castle on the site was probably constructed in the 1070s. Agnes Randolph of Dunbar, or 'Black Agnes', commanded the successful defence of the castle during a five-month siege by the English in 1338. From Beautiful Britain; views of our stately homes. [The Werner Company of Chicago, 1894]
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'The Fight for the Standard at Pinkie', 10 September 1547, (c1880). Artist: Unknown
'The Fight for the Standard at Pinkie', 10 September 1547, (c1880). The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, took place on 10 September 1547 on the banks of the River Esk near Musselburgh, Scotland. On the morning of Saturday, 10 September, Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset (1500-1552) advanced his army to close up with the detachment at Inveresk. The last pitched battle between Scottish and English armies was part of the conflict known as the Rough Wooing, and is considered the first modern battle in the British Isles. With a catastrophic defeat for Scotland, where it became known as Black Saturday. From British Battles on Land and Sea, Vol. I, by James Grant. [Cassell Petter & Galpin, London, Paris & New York, c1880]
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