Around the beginning of the twentieth century, William Hole was commissioned to create a number of paintings depicting key events in Scottish history. Today, these are displayed within the ‘European Room’ at the Edinburgh City Chambers. They are worth a visit if you are in Edinburgh:
Year Short Name
—— Prince Charles Edward in Edinburgh 1745
1903 Signing the National Covenant 1638
—— News of the Accession of James VI, 1603
1910 Queen Mary enters Edinburgh in 1567
1904 State Entry of Queen Mary in 1561
1910 Queen Mary’s farewell to Scotland in 1548
—— News of Flodden in 1513
1902 Coronation of James II in 1437
1906 Presentation of a Charter to King Robert the Bruce in 1329
The paintings can be viewed by following the link – HERE.
Thank you to Peder Aspen from OSP Archives for help with this information.