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Political Martyrs' Monument

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Waterloo Place | Auf dem Friedhof, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Obelisk commemorating five political reformist

This monument is located in the Old Carlton burial ground on Carlton Hill. It is a 90 ft tall... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
nellielim
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
90 foot tall obelisk

We viewed the Political Martyrs' Monument yesterday while we were having a look around the Old... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
thetravellingmanUk
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24 Jun 2017
“Obelisk commemorating five political reformist”
3 Mar 2017
“90 foot tall obelisk”
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Waterloo Place | Auf dem Friedhof, Edinburgh, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

This monument is located in the Old Carlton burial ground on Carlton Hill. It is a 90 ft tall obelisk and commemorates five political reformist from the 18th century. They were tried for sedition in 1793, while in fact they were only campaigning for reform...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

We viewed the Political Martyrs' Monument yesterday while we were having a look around the Old Calton Burial Ground. The 90 foot tall obelisk commemorates five political reformists (two from Scotland and three from England) from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The five...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Do like this memorial, to people who died in the name of political reform, two Scotsmen and three Englishmen politically campaigned for a belief similar to that of the French revolution in Scotland, they were rounded up and imprisoned, of which three died in incarceration...More

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