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Secret Perth

Series: Secret

Publication Date15th November 2024

Book FormatPaperback





Secret Perth explores the lesser-known history of the city of Perth through a fascinating selection of stories, unusual facts and attractive photographs.
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The city of Perth in central Scotland can trace its history back to Roman origins. As the lowest crossing point for the River Tay, the settlement has been much fought over through the centuries, earning the city the title ‘Gateway to the Highlands’. Established as a Royal Burgh, Perth is often stated to have been the Capital of Scotland. It has been frequently besieged over the years including during the Wars of Independence with England, and in clan wars. King James I was assassinated in the city in 1437 and it was later one of the birth places for the Scottish Reformation during the 16th century, which brought great destruction to the city. At the start of the 17th century a further assassination attempt on a monarch was made, when King James VI was kidnapped in the Gowrie Conspiracy. The 17th century was plague in Perth, and witch trials. Oliver Cromwell built a citadel in the South Inch area and during the 18th century, Perth was occupied by the Jacobite forces in the 1715 and 1745 uprisings. At the same time Perth was growing as an industrial town, with agriculture also important, as are the tourist and financial sectors today.

With tales of remarkable characters, unusual events and tucked away or disappeared historical buildings and locations, Secret Perth will appeal to all those with an interest in the history of this city in the heart of Scotland.

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