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SITE OF A FAMOUS CONSPIRACY AND THE RUINS OF HUNTINGTOWER CASTLE

SITE OF A FAMOUS CONSPIRACY AND THE RUINS OF HUNTINGTOWER CASTLE

Gowrie House and grounds, of which the site in Perth is shown in the bottom photograph, and Huntingtower Castle (top), 2½ miles west of Perth, are associated with related attempts on the life of King James VI by the Ruthven family. On the first occasion James was trapped at the castle, then known as Ruthven Castle, when he was a lad of 16. William Ruthven was executed for high treason as a result of this affair, and the more famous Gowrie Conspiracy of 1600 was largely an act of revenge that nearly achieved its purpose.

Other pictures from On the Trail of Rebel and Conspirator

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GEORGE INN, NORTON ST. PHILIP

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