Edinburgh Castle under siege, 1689

Siege of Athlone 1690 (extract)

Pickets, Bombardments and Spies: The Siege of Edinburgh Castle (18th March-15th June 1689) On a brisk and clear night, 25th March 1689, a soldier stood sentry upon the western ramparts of Edinburgh Castle. Witnessing some peculiar flashes in the darkness below he alerted his comrades and before long the Governor of the Castle, George Gordon, […]