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View of Fore Tower from East.

F 4740

Description View of Fore Tower from East.

Date 1900 to 1930

Collection Francis M Chrystal

Catalogue Number F 4740

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 370915

Scope and Content Fore-tower of St Andrews Castle, Fife St Andrews Castle, the seat of the bishop of St Andrews, was destroyed during the Wars of Independence and rebuilt in its present form by Bishop Traill (1385-1401). It was besieged in 1546-7 after Protestants assassinated Cardinal Beaton. The fore-tower, the original gatehouse, was built by Bishop Traill on the sight of an earlier entrance. To its right are the remains of the south east tower - the circular 'east blockhouse' from which Beaton's body was displayed. In 1546, Cardinal Beaton burned Wishart, the protestant preacher, outside St Andrews Castle. He was then killed by protestant activists who seized the castle and, with their supporters including John Knox, held it until overcome by French forces in 1547. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Medium Glass negative


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