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Carnasserie Castle
Carnasserie Castle
Carnasserie Castle
Carnasserie Castle

Carnasserie Castle (also spelled Carnassarie) is located to the north of Kilmartin, Argyll, Scotland. Carnassarie Castle, near Kilmartin Kilmartin - a village in Kilmartin Glen in Scotland. ... Argyll, archaically Argyle (Airthir-Ghaidheal in Gaelic, translated as [the] East Gael, or [the] East Irish), sometimes called Argyllshire, is a traditional county of Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I...


The castle was built by John Carswell, Bishop of Argyll, in the 16th century for the Earl of Argyll. Carswell, who published the first book in Gaelic, a translation of John Knox's Book of Prayer, later bought the castle from the Earl. The Bishop of Argyll or Bishop of Lismore was the ecclesiastical head of the Diocese of Argyll, one of Scotlands 13 medieval bishoprics. ... Archibald Campbell, 5th Earl of Argyll (1532/1537 - 1573) was a leading figure in the politics of Scotland during the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots and the early part of that of James VI. Succeeding his father in the earldom in 1558, Argyll immediately became the most powerful magnate... // Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... For other persons named John Knox, see John Knox (disambiguation). ...


Later, in 1643, the 8th Earl sold Carnasserie to Dougall Campbell. Following the 9th Earl's failed uprising in support of the Monmouth Rebellion, against James VII in 1685, the castle was burned down. The ruins were never repaired. In the 19th century the estate was sold to the Malcolms of Poltalloch, who also own nearby Kilmory Castle. Today it is in the care of Historic Scotland. Archibald Campbell Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll and 8th Earl of Argyll (1607 - 27 May 1661) was the de facto head of government in Scotland during most of the Scottish Civil War (which was part of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms). ... Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll (c. ... The Monmouth Rebellion of 1685, also known as the Pitchfork Rebellion, was an attempt to overthrow the King of England, James II, who became king when his elder brother, Charles II, died on 6 February 1685. ... James II of England/VII of Scotland (14 October 1633 – 16 September 1701) became King of Scots, King of England, and King of Ireland on 6 February 1685, and Duke of Normandy on 31 December 1660. ... Kilmory Castle is said to have been haunted by the ghost of a Green Lady. Other castles in the surrounding area (mid-Argyll) include Duntrune, Carnasserie, and Dunadd. ... Historic Scotland is the Scottish agency looking after historic monuments. ...


External links

  • Carnasserie Castle - site information from Historic Scotland
  • Gazetteer for Scotland
  • Panorama from Carnassarie Castle (QuickTime required)

 
 

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