NT2471 : Livingstone Mausoleum detail

taken 9 years ago, near to Morningside, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Livingstone Mausoleum detail
Livingstone Mausoleum detail
Tombstone for a victim of the pestilence which began in 1644 and swept across Scotland for the next four years. According to the historian Christopher Smout, it was probably typhus, spread by lice and "carried to all parts of the country by the marching and counter-marching armies of the Covenant and Montrose and by the refugees fleeing from them". He gives the mortality for Leith as 2421, which was just over half the population.

See also NT2471 : Livingstone Mausoleum, Greenhill
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Date Taken
Thursday, 28 May, 2009   (more nearby)
Friday, 29 May, 2009
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe 
Mausoleum   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 247 719 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.0763N 3:12.3751W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 247 719
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