NT2674 : Political Martyrs Monument, Calton Hill

taken 7 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Political Martyrs Monument, Calton Hill
Political Martyrs Monument, Calton Hill
"Grown up people talked at this time [1790s] of nothing but the French Revolution, and its supposed consequences... I heard a great deal that I did not then fully comprehend; but, even when not fully comprehending, boys are good listeners, and excellent rememberers, and retain through life impressions that were only deepened by their vagueness and by their not flowing into common occupations. If the ladies and gentlemen, who formed the society of my father's house, believed all that they said about the horrors of French bloodshed, and of the anxiety of people here to imitate them, they must have been wretched indeed. Their talk sent me to bed shuddering." -- Henry Cockburn, Memorials Of His Time, 1856
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2605 7400 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.1988N 3:11.1512W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2603 7400
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