William the Lion

  • Description

    William the Lion, King of Scotland, besieging Alnwick Castle, was here taken prisoner MCLXXIV The stone commemorates the capture of William the Lion (1143-1214), the Scottish king during the siege of Alnwick Castle in 1174. He was taken prisoner by English soldiers whilst out riding with a small party of followers. As the price of his release he agreed to the Treaty of Falaise by which he swore to do homage and fealty to Henry II, the English king. The tablet was probably originally installed several miles away from where it is now at the delightful Gothic summer-house and eyecatcher at Ratcheugh Crag which Robert Adam designed for the first duke.(2) At the time it was mounted in a Gothic frame decorated with finials and a relief carving of the Scottish thistle. A reference to the Stone by a travel writer in 1856 suggests that it was moved to the entrance to Hulne Park some time in the early nineteenth century. http://www.vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=75300" >www.vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=75300
  • Owner

    Pete Reed
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-NonCommercial License
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/69959962@N00/8989477352/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Pat Thomson
    Last modified: 4 years, 9 months ago
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