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St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Postcards
Description:
Postcard of St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh.
Notes:
St. Giles, founded in 1120s as a Catholic church, is basically a 15th century Gothic structure with many alterations. The leader of the Scottish Reformation, John Knox (1505-1572), served as minister from 1559-1572. St. Giles is the Mother Church of Presbyterianism.
Inscriptions:
Reverse notes by Rev. R.B. Layton:
John Knox d. 1572. Letters "J.K." in street near St. Giles where buried. His house on High St. Heart of Midlothian in sidewalk. From Holyrood to St. Giles process'n when Kirk Ass'y meets. Here Jennie Geddes flung stool. Scene of many fights. Story of piper exploring tunnel from Castle to Holyrood. Figure of Chas. II on horseback. Greyfriars Church & yard, below St. Giles. Celebrated church of signing of Covenant, on flat tombstone. Bloody McKenzie grave. Ren. where Cov'ters were kept 5 mos.
Date of Original:
1908
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
OILL0154
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Latitude: 55.9418941688752 Longitude: -3.175048828125
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh


Postcard of St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh.