Toddrick’s Wynd High Street Royal Mile Edinburgh

Toddrick's Wynd High Street Royal Mile Edinburgh

Toddrick’s ( Todrig’s) Wynd once belonged to Archibald Todrig a Bailie of Edinburgh who was attacked in his home in the Wynd in 1500 by two men with swords. They were caught and taken to the Tolbooth and their hands were chopped off as a punishment. Toddrick’s Wynd was also where Bothwell and his cohorts ascended to Blackfriars Monastery on 9th Feb 1567 to blow up the provosts house in Kirk O Fields. Thomas Aitchison lived here (the master of the mint). A grand Banquet was held in 1590 for the Ambassador and nobles of Denmark.

Toddrick's Wynd High Street Royal Mile Edinburgh

 

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