In my previous blogs about Edinburgh I’ve mentioned Holyroodhouse in passing, but it’s well worth a blog of its own, so here goes! The Palace of Holyroodhouse is situated at the bottom of the Royal […]
Anyone who has ever visited Edinburgh will have seen Edinburgh Castle. It’s impossible to avoid, standing majestically as it does above the city, perched on Castle Rock. It’s glorious, and has also played a part […]
The city of Edinburgh features in The Highlander’s Tale: Alex, and I hopefully managed to give readers a flavour of eighteenth-century Edinburgh, but I thought it was time to write a blog about the history […]
Although I’ve written about the Garrison of Inversnaid, both in Pursuit of Princes and Tides of Fortune, I had never actually been there, getting all my information from my book and internet research. Last week I decided to remedy […]
Newgate prison features more than once in the Jacobite Chronicles, and for centuries was a big landmark of London, with a horrendous reputation and feared by many. Daniel Defoe called it ‘an emblem of […]
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