NT3769 : Marker stone at Queen Mary's Mount on Carberry Hill

taken 8 years ago, near to Crossgatehall, East Lothian, Great Britain

Marker stone at Queen Mary's Mount on Carberry Hill
Marker stone at Queen Mary's Mount on Carberry Hill
"Just over the field of battle [i.e. Pinkie] there is a hill, which was still more fatal to Queen Mary, and has been known ever since by the name of the Queen's Seat. It is the top of the hill of Carberry, where that unfortunate Princess sat on a stone, and held a conference with Kirkcaldy of Grange, who had been commissioned for that purpose by the confederate Lords. During this parley, Bothwell, who had taken leave of the Queen for the last time, rode off the field to Dunbar. As soon as he was out of danger, Mary suffered herself to be led by Kirkcaldy to Morton and the Lords, who received her with due marks of respect, and ample promises of future loyalty and obedience. The sequel is well known. From that hour she was deprived of liberty for life, except for the few days that intervened, between her escape from Lochleven Castle, and her surrender to Elizabeth after the fatal battle of Langside. The bloody field of Pinkie under her eye, might have put this ill-fated Queen on her guard. But unfit for the rugged times in which she lived, she had the misfortune to be at once facile and obstinate." -- Rev. Dr Alexander 'Jupiter' Carlyle, entry for Inveresk in the Old Statistical Account, 1792
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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 1 July, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 373 696 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:54.9239N 3:0.2052W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 373 695
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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