History in Geography-Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

There is this idea that if you know an area, a city, you can look up its main street and see years of history having already been made. The geography of it literally recalls history just in looking. There’s where this happened, here’s where that happened. . .

Take a look down Edinburgh Scotland’s Royal Mile, and you surely see down a millenium. Starting at the west end, there’s Edinburgh Castle, site of more than a few siege takings. In it was born a king, and in it one died, as well. The king born was King James of Scotland, son of Mary Queen of Scots…