Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the world—with one of the darkest histories on record. Starting with the Roman era, and sweeping through the centuries in a blood-soaked catalogue of battles, diseases, royal deaths, and disasters, this is history as you have never read it before. Read how Lord Drumlanrig once roasted a servant on a spit. Discover why Station Road used to be caled "Cut-Throat Lane." With horrible tales involving Mary, Queen of Scots, James VI and Bonnie Prince Charlie, as well as the execution of the Marquis of Montrose—and the story of his stolen heart—only the bravest of readers should open it. Containing riots, murders, severed heads, sieges, and the bull’s head that sparked a clan massacre, read it if you dare!