1273.—Present State of Borthwick Castle.details

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1273.—Present State of Borthwick Castle., in Borthwick, Midlothian, Scotland more

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1273.—Present State of Borthwick Castle.

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Bortwick castle was built in the 1430s; it is inhabited (now as a hotel) and is in good condition, despite the grass growing on the battlements in this 1840s engraving. It capitulated to Cromwell in 1650 and hence avoided being slighted.

As a specimen of one of the fortresses built in the fifteenth century, consisting essentially of a mere tower, or keep, mounted with extensive fortifications, therefore

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