NK1346 : Statue of Field -Marshal James Keith

taken 29 years ago, near to Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Statue of Field -Marshal James Keith
Statue of Field -Marshal James Keith
Field-Marshal Keith was born at Inverugie Castle on the outskirts of Peterhead in 1696. Of a prominent Jacobite family he took part in both the 1715 and 1719 risings following which he went into exile on the continent.Here he served as a mercenary in the armies of Spain, Russia and finally Prussia where Frederick the Great made him a Field-Marshal. He served with distinction in the 'Seven Years War'but was shot at Hochkirk in 1758. This statue, a copy of one in Germany, was presented to the town by King William I of Prussia in 1868.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 28 July, 1988   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 27 February, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NK 1340 4613 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:30.3105N 1:46.6823W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NK 1338 4616
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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