Reginald P Phillimore



The Capture of Edinburgh Castle

Postcard by Reginald P Phillimore  -  The Capture of Edinburgh Castle by soldiers of the Earl of Randolf in 1313.

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Donald Lindgren and The European Library

Edinburgh Castle

Here is another postcard by Reginald Phillimore  -  a view looking to the north-west across the Grassmarket towards Edinburgh Castle, high on Castle Hill.


As with many of Phillimore's postcards, he adds something extra.  Here, it is a brief account of the history of Edinburgh Castle:

-   founded in the 7th century by King Edwin of Northumbria

-   ceded to the Scots in the 11th century and held by King Edward I, after whom Edinburgh was named.

-   recaptured for Scotland by the Earl of Randolf.

Capture of the Castle

On the right hand side of the postcard is a sketch of soldiers of the Earl of Randolf recapturing the castle for Scotland in 1313.

The reproduction of the postcard above appeared in the book 'The Work of Reginald P Phillimore in Old Picture Postcards' by Donald Lindgren  [ISBN 90 288 5264 6 / CIP].  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Rev. Donald Lindgren and European Library, Zaltbommel, Netherlands.



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