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The "Magne Camere," or Great Hall of the Castle of Edinburgh, was erected in 1434, and is connected with many events in Scottish hisotry. Here, in 1437, James II, of Scotland was proclaimed king. In 1440 the banquet was known as "Ye Black Dinner" was given to William Douglas, Duke of Touraine, and his brother David, who were afterwards beheaded in the court of the Castle. In 1502 James IV, had the Hall renovated for the come-coming of his young bride, Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII of England. In 1561, Mary, Queen of Scots, was entertained to a grand banquest on her arrival in Edinburgh. In 1616 James VI of Scotland and I. of England celebrated the anniversary of the fifty-third birthday. In 1633 Charles I. held his coronation banquet. In 1648 Oliver Cromwell was entertained by the Marquis of Argyle. After the Union the Hall fell into disuse but was restored by Mr. William Nelson, a prominent Edinburgh citizen, and opened to the public in 1892.

Physical Description

One color postcard with a divided back. The postcard was published by Alexander Adam Inglis in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Condition

Used

Postmark Date

1910-07-04

Sender

Will [Edinburgh, Scotland]

Recipient

Miss May Clarke [St. Joseph, Missouri]

Excerpt from Message

Edinburgh July 3rd / Went all through the old castle yesterday. It is in great pomp and would certainly liked to have seen it in 1440. Expect to be in Germany about 21st. Will

Language of Message

English

Language of Postcard

English

Location

United Kingdom—Scotland—Unitary Authority of Edinburgh—Edinburgh—Edinburgh Castle

Publisher

Alexander Adam Inglis

Publisher Series

1150

Date Issued

1881-1949

Object Type

Postcard

Object Size

14 X 09 cm

Original Collection

San Diego College for Women Postcard Collection

Digital Collection

British Postcard Collection

Digital Publisher

Copley Library. Univeristy of San Diego

Collection Number

Scotland-17

Date Digitized

2015-04-30

Image Format

Image/JPEG

Repository

Special Collections. Copley Library, University of San Diego

Image File Location

O:\Archives\SDCW Postcard Collection\UnitedKingdom\Scotland-17A

Image File Size

258 KB

Copyright

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Keywords

Edinburgh (Scotland), Edinburgh Castle (Edinburgh, Scotland), Casltes & palaces, Interiors, Banquet halls

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