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Drawing of the Monument of Alexander, Earl of Buchan at Dunkeld

Drawing of the Monument of Alexander, Earl of Buchan at Dunkeld

Artist: McOmie, John

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1792

Shelfmark: Ktop L

Item number: 75.d

Genre: Topographical Print

Drawing of the tomb of Alexander Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan (1343 – c.1406). Alexander was a Scottish noble and was the forth son of King Robert II of Scotland. Alexander has the reputation for being one of the darkest characters in Scottish history and was known as ‘the Wolf of Badenoch’. He was feared throughout the North of Scotland and was known for his constant attacks on the Bishopric of Moray. He was excommunicated from the Church for crimes such as deserting his wife and in revenge he burned the towns of Elgin and Forres. Stewart’s tomb lies behind the Alter in Dunkeld Cathedral.

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