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Political Martyrs' Monument
Political Martyrs' Monument

Political Martyrs' Monument

This 90 foot obelisk, in the Calton Burial Ground, was erected in 1844 in memory of 5 political reformers of the late 1700s.

This 90 foot obelisk, in the Calton Burial Ground, is sometimes known as the Hamilton Obelisk and was erected in 1844 in memory of 5 political reformers of the late 1700s: Thomas Muir; Thomas Palmer; William Skirving; Maurice Margot and Joseph Gerrald. After a series of show trials they were sentenced to 14 years transportation to Australia.

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