Pinkie Cleugh Battlefield Trail

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Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh was fought in 1547 in the open country between Musselburgh, Wallyford and Inveresk. It was the last pitched battle between the kingdoms of England and Scotland, and the biggest battle ever fought in Scotland. Download this soundwalk to hear the story of the battle, told in the places where these events occurred. The Trail begins at an information board near the bell-shaped canopy in the Mall Avenue car park beside the Esk near the 'Roman' Bridge in Musselburgh. Download the Walk at home, to save data charges: then go to the first information board, and press the Start button! Pinkie Cleugh was the bloodiest encounter of the 'Rough Wooing' war that Henry VIII made on Scotland, in an effort to force the betrothal of his son Edward, to Mary, Queen of Scots. In 1547, Mary was 5 years old, and Edward was 10.


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Introduction

Henry VIII died in January 1547. He was succeeded by the 10 years old Edward VI, and England was ru…

The Old -- 'Roman' -- Bridge

This image is taken from a 1548 propaganda engraving, made in London, which shows several of the key…

Inveresk Road

The 'Roman' Bridge is at the centre of this image, which is taken from the earliest surviving detail…

Oliver's Mount

This image, of the 'Galley Subtle' is the centre point of the Anthony Roll, a visual inventory of al…

St Michael's Kirk, Inveresk

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