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THE

HISTORY OF DUNBAR,

FROM THE

EARLIEST RECORDS TO THE PRESENT PERIOD:

WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THL

ANCIENT CASTLES

AND

Picturesque Scenery

ON THE BORDERS OF EAST LOTHIAN.

BY JAMES MILLER,

AUTHOR OF ST BALDRED OF THE BASS.

There watching high the least alarms,

Thy rough, rude fortress gleams afar,
Like some bold veteran grey in arms,

And mark'd with many a seamy scar;
The pond'rous wall and massy bar,

Grim rising o'er the rugged rock,
Have oft withstood assailing war,
And oft repelled the invader's stroke.

BURNS

PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM MILLER, DUNBAR,
AXD SOLD BY 3. MILLER, AND G. NEILL, HADDINGTOX.

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CONTENTS.

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Chap. I.-The Castle Description of its Ruins—Origin of

the family of Dunbar,

Char. II.-The Earls of Dunbar-History of Cospatrick, the

first Earl— The second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth Earls,

CHAP. III.- History of Patrick, seventh Earl of Dunbar

Thomas the Rhymer- The prophecy,

Chap. IV.-History of Patrick, eight Earl :of Dunbar and

March_Blockade of the Castle-Edward I.-Battle of

Dunbar-Earl of Dunbar's combat with Wallace,
CHAP. V.--History of Patrick, ninth Earl of Durbar-Ban.

nockburn-Edward II.'s escape to Dunbar,
Chap. VI.-Grand siege of the Castle-Black Agnes-Win.

ton's account of the siege,
CHAP. VII.-History of George, tenth Earl of Dunbar— The

<Border Foraysm Hotspur— Death of Douglas,
Cnap. VIII.-Lady Elizabeth Dunbar-Betrothed to the

Duke of Rothsay—Dunbar garrisoned by Douglas,
Crap. IX.-History of George, eleventh Earl of Dunbar

-The last of the Earls,
Cuap. X.-The Duke of Albany-Dunbar taken by the

English-Sir Andrew Wood of Largo-Sea-fight-The

Castle garrisoned by the French, •
CHAP. XI.-Queen Mary-Flight to Dunbar with Bothwell

- Demolition of the Castle, •

NOTES-Proclamations-Spanish Armada,

Crap. XII.--Oliver Cromwell-Battle of Doonhill,

Notas-Cromwell's official despatch-Letters from Gene-

ral Monk to the magistrates of Dunbar,

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THE

HISTORY OF DUNBAR.

PART 1.

Military Annals.

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