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The Battle of Carberry Hill, 1567, c1742, (1944). Creator: George Vertue

The Battle of Carberry Hill, 1567, c1742, (1944). Creator: George Vertue


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The Battle of Carberry Hill, 1567, c1742, (1944). Creator: George Vertue

The Battle of Carberry Hill, 1567, c1742, (1944). The Battle-Array of Carberry-hill near Edinburgh with the Surrender of Mary Queen of Scots to the Confederate Lords of Scotland, and the Escape of Earl Bothwell. The battle took place near Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland, and was fought between forces loyal to Mary Queen of Scots, and those who opposed her after her marriage to the Earl of Bothwell. Mary, riding a horse, can be seen below the Scottish saltire flags. The city of Edinburgh is at lower left. From " Battlefields in Britain, by C. V. Wedgwood. [Collins, London, 1944]

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Britain In Pictures C V Wedgwood Cicely Veronica Cicely Veronica Wedgwood Collins Dame Cicely Veronica Wedgwood Edinburgh Elizabethan George Vertue Mary Queen Of Scots Social History Surrender Surrendering Unicorn Veronica Veronica Wedgwood Vertue Virtue Wedgwood William Collins William Collins And Sons William Collins Sons 1567 Battlefield Mythical Beast Mythical Creature


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This print captures the dramatic Battle of Carberry Hill in 1567, a pivotal moment in Scottish history. Created by George Vertue in 1944, the image depicts the intense clash between forces loyal to Mary Queen of Scots and her opponents following her controversial marriage to the Earl of Bothwell. The battlefield near Musselburgh, East Lothian is brought to life with vivid colors and intricate details. In this scene, Mary Queen of Scots can be seen on horseback below the fluttering Scottish saltire flags. The city of Edinburgh looms in the background as a symbol of power and authority. The print not only showcases the armed forces engaged in warfare but also highlights elements from Scottish mythology such as unicorns, adding an air of mystique to the historical event. The engraving expertly conveys both the chaos and significance of this battle that ultimately led to Mary's surrender and Bothwell's escape. It serves as a reminder of Scotland's rich royal heritage and its turbulent past during this era. George Vertue masterfully brings together artistry and historical accuracy through his attention to detail, making this print a valuable piece for those interested in British social history. With its blend of mythological creatures, geographical features, and iconic figures like Mary Queen of Scots herself, it offers viewers a glimpse into one crucial chapter within Scotland's complex tapestry.

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