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PSketch of Anne of Denmark's Building and New Abbey Parish Kirk

SC 381278

PSketch of Anne of Denmark's Building and New Abbey Parish Kirk

Description PSketch of Anne of Denmark's Building and New Abbey Parish Kirk

Date 1929

Catalogue Number SC 381278

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 58946 P

Scope and Content Drawing showing Anne of Denmark's House, Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife Dunfermline Abbey was founded by David I in 1128 and completed in its original form in 1250. Numerous additions and alterations followed in the 14th and 15th centuries. Abandoned after the Reformation (1560), the abbey was ransacked for building stone. There was a guest house (right) for important visitors to the abbey to stay in. This drawing shows what this may have looked like when James VI's queen, Anne of Denmark came to Dunfermline in 1589. The future Charles I was born here in 1600. Since King Malcolm III married his queen, Margaret (later canonised to become St Margaret), in Dunfermline c.1070, the burgh has been popular with royalty. Many monarchs have been buried here, including Malcolm and Margaret, and King Robert the Bruce. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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