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S. View of the Town and Castle of Stirling

S. View of the Town and Castle of Stirling

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1750

Shelfmark: Ktop L

Item number: 96.b

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the town and castle of Stirling in Scotland. There have been records of fortifications on this site since the 11th century when it was used by Malcom Canmore, and it is known that King Alexander I arranged for the dedication of chapel in his castle here in the early 12th century. At this time the castle would have consisted of timber buildings probably surrounded by a palisaded rampart. However the stone castle as it appears in this print, was built over many years in the 15th and 16th centuries by Scottish Kings; James III, James IV, James V and James VI and Mary of Guise, widow of James V. The castle complex includes a great hall, a palace and a beautiful and ornate chapel.

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