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Digital Edinborough circa 1544
March 18, 2017
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For visitors to the Scottish capital, it will be a fresh insight into a city convulsed by political intrigue and fears of English oppression. But rather than being a view of present day Edinburgh, this is a snapshot of the city 470 years ago. A team of researchers has unveiled the first digital reconstruction of Edinburgh as it appeared at the time of the birth of Mary Queen of Scots and on the eve of an assault by an English army which left much of the city a smoking ruin.

The project by historians and digital experts at St Andrews University will see the launch a mobile app to function as “time travel binoculars” by transposing contemporary Edinburgh with images of how the city appeared in 1544. Based on a 16th-century drawing of Edinburgh by an English military engineer, researchers have recreated the townscape and key thoroughfares such as the Royal Mile, Cowgate and Grassmarket where the intrigues of the aftermath of the death of King James V in 1542 were played out.

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