NT2870 : Craigmillar Castle

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

Craigmillar Castle
Craigmillar Castle
In 1566, following the murder of her court favourite, David Riccio, by a band of assassins, including her husband Darnley, Mary, Queen of Scots, moved to Craigmillar to escape the influence of the court at Holyrood. She was also here to convalesce after the birth of her son, later James VI. And it was here that Bothwell and four other nobles signed the 'Craigmillar Band', pledging themselves to murder Darnley. He was killed in the following year when a gunpowder explosion wrecked the house in which he had lain ill in Edinburgh. His body was found in the garden with signs of strangulation.
See the link at NT2573 : Old College quadrangle
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NT2870, 49 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 5 June, 2009
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Category
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 288 709 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.5584N 3:8.4508W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 287 709
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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