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View of Abbey Crag

View of Abbey Crag

Artist: Riddell, Robert Andrew

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1812

Shelfmark: K.top Vol. 49

Item number: 4.e

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Abbey Craig, near Stirling, in Scotland. A ‘craig’ or ‘crag’ in English, is a rocky hill or mountain which is usually isolated from other high ground. This craig is famous in Scottish history because it was from here that in 1297 William Wallace watched the English forces crossing the Forth at Stirling Bridge. Wallace later led his troops to victory in the Battle of Stirling Bridge. This picture was drawn in 1816 before a monument to commemorate Wallace was erected at the peak of Abbey Craig.

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