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Saint Mungo (more commonly Saint Kentigern) is regarded as the patron saint and founder of Glasgow.

‘Glasgow (St Mungo’s) Cathedral – Exterior’, Glasgow.

According to legend, he built his church across the water from an extinct volcano, next to the Molendinar Burn, where the present medieval cathedral now stands. It is the only ancient Gothic cathedral in Scotland remaining entire.

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. First classes at the University were once held in the precinct surrounding the Cathedral.

This lithograph is by the Scottish artist David Roberts (1796-1864).

‘Glasgow (St Mungo’s) Cathedral – Exterior’, Glasgow. From John Parker Lawson’s Scotland Delineated. London: Day and Son, 1858.