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The South View of the Town and Castle of Stirling

The South View of the Town and Castle of Stirling

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1746

Shelfmark: Ktop L

Item number: 96.a

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of Stirling Castle in Scotland. Stirling Castle is situated on a rock standing high above the town of Stirling, it is visible for miles around and was of great strategic importance, standing on one of the few crossing points of the River Forth. The castle controlled movement across the Lowlands into the Highlands- effectively whoever controlled Stirling Castle controlled Scotland and so it changed hands between English and Scottish troops more times than any other castle in Scotland and has been seized or attacked at least 16 times.

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