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Edinburgh Under Siege: 1571-1573

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In 1571 Edinburgh was at the center of a bloody three-year siege in which many men sacrificed their lives in support of the dethroned Queen Mary. William Kirkcaldy, as keeper of the ancient fort and regal palace, with his allies defiantly held the castle against a succession of regents. In despair Regent James Douglas, the Earl of Morton, turned to Scotland’s oldest enemy, ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Tempus
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In his introduction, the author states that he has tried to describe the events from the point of view of the participants, "uncoloured by our knowledge of the final denoument." Like most Americans, I actually did not know anything about the Siege, much less how it turned out. In this short book, I learned a great deal about that tumultuous period of Scottish history, the individuals involved, and the geography (helped by having visited Edinburgh). The story is told deftly, with the author able ...more
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Publications
Hanging in Judgment: Religion and the Death Penalty from the Bloody Code to Abolition, SCM, 1993.
Hanging and Heresy, Kent University Press, 1994.
Father Diamond of Deptford, (ed) Ditchling Press, 1994.
Blood Feud: The Stewarts and Gordons at War in the Age of Mary Queen of Scots, Tempus 2002.
Edinburgh Under Siege 1571-1573, Tempus, 2003.

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