NT2573 : Martyrs' Monument, Greyfriars Kirkyard

taken 7 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Martyrs' Monument, Greyfriars Kirkyard
Martyrs' Monument, Greyfriars Kirkyard
The Monument commemorates the Covenanters executed after the Restoration of 1660. The National Covenant of 1638, signed first in the kirkyard and then throughout Scotland, was a protest against Charles I's support of episcopacy and attempt to impose an Anglican form of liturgy on the Scottish Kirk, based on a presumed right to dictate forms of church organisation and worship by analogy with his position as Head of the Church of England. LinkExternal link

For the inscription, see NT2573 : Martyrs' Monument tablet, Greyfriars Kirkyard
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Date Taken
Monday, 25 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 30 April, 2011
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 256 733 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8445N 3:11.5439W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 256 733
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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