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Mons Meg Cannon at Edinburgh Castle Scotland

Friday, July 03, 2009

This evening, I am posting a video and comment on one of the most famous cannons in Scotland, 'Mons Meg'. This 6 ton monster, which dates dates from 1457, is located at Edinburgh Castle and proves very popular with the tourists as a backdrop for photo shoots.

The names 'Mons' reflects its origins at Mons in Belgium whilst 'Meg' is an abbreviation for Margaret.

The cannon was given to King James II (of Scotland) as a gift but its weight militated against practical use in mobile warfare and the artillery piece was retired in 1650.

One of the many interesting sites at Edinburgh Castle.



posted by Catswhiskers @ 1:23 PM 


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