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King Queen Strumpet panel intro box

The King, the Queen and the Vicious Strumpet online

Panel 9 Intro East Lothian.inddWelcome to our exhibition from the archives! Learn what life was like for the poor, the criminal underworld on your doorstep and what people did to relax in times gone by. The exhibition features beautiful wax seals, video footage and artefacts which bring the stories of real people to life.

With themes from Crime to Leisure and Kings to Paupers, the documents and objects featured in the exhibition bring the county’s rich history to life. Who were the Boys from Mars and what did Mary Queen of Scots’ signature look like? Click on a theme below to find out more.


Burgh & Community


Providing for the Poor


Criminal East Lothian


Leisure & Sport

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