Edinburgh World Heritage - Learn about the local legend which gives explains the Moroccan connection

 

Learn about the local legend which gives explains the Moroccan connection

Writing in 1824, Robert Chambers gave the following explanation of how it got its name: ‘a young woman belonging to Edinburgh … was sold to the harem of the Emperor of Morocco, with whom she became a favourite … she held such a correspondence with home as led to a brother of hers entering into merchandise, and conducting commercial transactions with Morocco.  He was successful and realised a little fortune …From gratitude, or out of a feeling of vanity regarding his imperial brother-in-law, he erected a statue of that personage in front of his house … this figure, perched in a little stone pulpit still exists.’

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