Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pinkie Cleugh Battlefield Walk

To accompany the Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders Archaeology Conference 2010 there is a guided walk around the battlefield of Pinkie Cleugh on Sunday 21st November just outside Musselburgh. The battle of Pinkie Cleugh was fought on 10 September 1547 along the banks of the River Esk near Musselburgh and was part of Henry VIII's ‘Rough Wooing’ for the hand of Queen Mary in marriage to his son, Edward VI, and thus unification of England and Scotland; and a disaster for Scotland caused by the use of naval artillery by the English for the first time in a land battle in Scotland. More information from Andrew Coulson on 0131 665 3779.

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