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Published On: Mon, Oct 8th, 2012 at 4:20pm

Edinburgh Castle was besieged this weekend

This weekend Edinburgh Castle travelled back in time to the year 1640 to the time when the Castle was besieged by the covenanters for seven months.

The garrison surrendered in September 1640 after they ran out of food and water but not before they had killed over 200 of Edinburgh’s citizens during their bombardment of the city. So that might be why you thought there was an extra firing of the One o’clock Gun yesterday!

 

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Founding Editor of The Edinburgh Reporter.
Edinburgh-born multimedia journalist, and always available for freelance work.
A keen iPhoneographer!

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