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The execution of James Graham, Marquis of Montrose.

Author William McGonagall
Title The execution of James Graham, Marquis of Montrose.
Imprint Edinburgh : [W. McGonagall]
Date of Publication [1894-1902]
Language English
Notes A rare, unrecorded broadside poem printed for the 'world's worst poet', William McGonagall (1825-1902), who spent the last 25 years of his life churning out bad poetry at a prolific rate. The subject of this poem was the 17th-century Scottish nobleman, the Marquess of Montrose, who signed the National Covenant but later became a staunch supporter of the Royalist cause during the Civil War. Montrose was hanged in Edinburgh in 1650, his head being cut off and displayed on a spike on the Old Tolbooth, outside St. Giles' Cathedral, until 1661.
Shelfmark AP.4.217.04
Acquired on 18/08/17
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