During the First War of Scottish Independence, King Edward I invaded Scotland in 1296 and made a bee-line for Edinburgh Castle. After a short three-day siege the castle was captured and a large garrison of 350 knights assembled to protect it. Master craftsmen were brought in from Wales in order to bolster the castle’s defences. Royal regalia, state records and other treasures belonging to Edinburgh Castle were plundered and sent down to London along with the Stone of Destiny from Scone Abbey.

During the First War of Scottish Independence, King Edward I invaded Scotland in 1296 and made a bee-line for Edinburgh Castle. After a short three-day siege the castle was captured and a large garrison of 350 knights assembled to protect it. Master craftsmen were brought in from Wales in order to bolster the castle’s defences. Royal regalia, state records and other treasures belonging to Edinburgh Castle were plundered and sent down to London along with the Stone of Destiny from Scone Abbey. Stock Photo
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De Luan / Alamy Stock Photo

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MX08F7

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46.2 MB (5 MB Compressed download)

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3380 x 4776 px | 28.6 x 40.4 cm | 11.3 x 15.9 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

28 May 2018

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Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, UK

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