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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.


Will [Edinburgh, Scotland]


Miss May Clarke [St. Joseph, Missouri]

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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

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


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