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Mons Meg Edinburgh Castle

Photograph Edinburgh Castle Mons Meg

The 15th century siege cannon known as Mons Meg is on display outside St. Margaret's Chapel. Mons Meg was constructed in Flanders on the orders of Philip III, Duke of Burgundy in 1449, and was given by him to his niece's husband, King James II in 1457.

 

Edinburgh Castle is one of Scotland's most awe-inspiring and striking landmarks. A site of human habitation since the 9th century BC, it has a rich and varied history and has been a crucial strategic military site for thousands of years. Tales of Edinburgh Castle (Luath Storyteller) (Luath Storyteller Series).

In Edinburgh Castle, Scotland's Haunted Fortress, readers will explore this awesome structure that has stood for more than 2,000 years. Children will meet the Earl of Moray, who scaled the castle's walls to stage a daring commando raid in 1314. They'll also read about the many ghosts that are said to haunt the castle, and discover Scotland's revered treasures, the Stone of Destiny and the Crown Jewels. Edinburgh Castle: Scotland's Haunted Fortress (Castles, Palaces & Tombs).

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