[Stirling Castle.] 65.[Stirling Castle stands in a commanding position and is the chief feature in the town of Stirling. The building has many historical associations; in it Alexander I. (1124) and William the Lion (1214) died, and James II. (1430) and James IV. (1473) were born. The four stunted drum towers at the entrance gateway were erected by James III. in the 15th century, who also built the square baronial tower in which James VI. was educated. On the left of the outer court is the palace, begun in 1540 by James V., a fantastic building with curious pillars and emblematic figures, with a statue of James V. on one corner. A passage corner of the court leads to a garden and to the Douglas room, in which is preserved John Knox's pulpit. The Castle was captured by the English in 1296, and held by them until their defeat at the Battle of Bannockburn. The Castle which dominates the town of Stirling, has a magnificent view of the Grampians and of central Scotland.[
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 256 x 285mm. 10 x 11¼".
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