File talk:Execution of the Rev. James Guthrie, Edinburgh 1661.tiff

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Notes December 2012[edit]

There is an alternative source for this image:

  • Thomson, Thomas (1896), A history of the Scottish people from the earliest times, 3, p. 130 

The title is currently incorrect. On on page 130 of Thomson states "He was sentence to be hanged at the cross of Edinburgh" and according to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (a 21st century publication):

"His fate, however, had been predetermined and, on 25 May 1661, he was found guilty of treason and sentenced to death by hanging. He was executed at Edinburgh's Mercat Cross on 1 June."
  • Holfelder, K. D. (2004), "Guthrie, James (c.1612–1661)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press 

The execution took place next to the Edinburgh's Mercat Cross, which is on the Royal Mile at Parliament Square not in the Grassmarket.[1]

-- Philip Baird Shearer (talk) 12:04, 3 December 2012 (UTC)