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Rothesay Castle Courtyard

Rothesay Castle Courtyard

Photographer: Annan, Thomas

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1864

Shelfmark: 10370.f.15

Item number: 56

Length: 17.9

Width: 12.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

In Chapter V of the book 'History of the County of Bute,' John Eaton Reid provides an outline of "historical occurrences from the accession of Robert II. till the death of James V," accompanying Thomas Annan's photograph of Rothesay Castle.

"Sir Walter the Steward died in 1328, and was succeeded in his estates by his son Robert...who greatly distinguished himself during the English war...He frequently visited the castle of Rothesay, both before and after he succeeded to the throne; his first visit as King was in April, 1377, and again in 1382, when he appears to have stayed a considerable time. His court then consisted of his eldest son (afterwards Robert III.); his second son, Robert, Earl of Fyfe and Menteith; William, Bishop of St Andrews; William, Earl of Douglas; John de Carryk, the Chancellor; James de Lindsay, the King's grandson; Robert de Erskine, and Hugh de Eglintoun."

Text from the book 'History of the County of Bute' by John Eaton Reid

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