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Historic Photographs
Amelia Morawiak
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Historic Photographs
1. Bonnie Prince Charlie was half Polish. His mother was Maria Klementyna Sobieska.

2. Marie Curie was from Poland. She discovered the two elements - radium and polonium. These elements are used in treatment for Cancer. Curie is the ambassador for the 'Marie Curie Foundation' which provides aid for cancer patients.

3. A memorial for Jan Karski can be found in the Aberdeen University. Jan was a famous WW2 resistance hero.

4. Frederic Chopin (famous music composer) visited Scotland in 1849 and his short holiday in Edinburgh is marked by a plaque on the wall of a house in Warriston Crescent

5. Polish war veteran graves and memorials can be found all over Scotland

6. There was a Polish Medical School in Edinburgh University in February 1941; which trained soldiers to become doctors

7. Queen Mary's House in St. Andrews is made from timber from Gdansk

The image on the left is a portrait of Prince Charles Edward Stuart by Louis Gabriel Blanchet, oil on canvas, 1738 (NPG 5517) © National Portrait Gallery, London. It is used here with their Creative Commons image licence (CC BY-NC-ND). The image is available to view on the National Portrait Gallery website here.
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