NT2573 : John Knox's grave

taken 9 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

John Knox's grave
John Knox's grave
This yellow marker, set in the tarmacadam of the Court of Session car park in Parliament Square, dates from 1970 when the plaque it replaced was removed to the adjacent High Kirk of St. Giles. That plaque was engraved with the letters and date I.K. 1572 and had marked the approximate position of the grave of John Knox in what was once the burial ground of St. Giles. In a land with an abundance of elaborate and impressive tombstones in its many necropolises, it seems a supreme irony, if not a disgrace, that the grave of the founding father of its national church is marked so humbly (although Knox himself would doubtless have approved of the lack of ostentation).

"There lies one who neither feared nor flattered any flesh." -- James Douglas, Regent Morton, at the burial

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Wednesday, 3 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Friday, 5 June, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 257 735 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.9533N 3:11.4512W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 257 735
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