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The life and acts of the most victorious conquerour Robert Bruce King of Scotland.

Author Barbour, John, d.1395
Title The life and acts of the most victorious conquerour Robert Bruce King of Scotland.
Imprint Edinburgh: Gedeon Lithgow
Date of Publication 1648
Language English
Notes John Barbour, the fourteenth century poet, churchman and scholar wrote this famous poem probably during the 1370s. In 1377 King Robert II awarded Barbour the princely sum of 10 for writing this stirring and patriotic work. Only two intact copies of the poem on Robert the Bruce are known.Barbour was probably born in Aberdeen and spent most of his life there. He was Archdeacon of Aberdeen from 1357 until his death in 1395. He did spend some time outside of Scotland - studying in Oxford and Paris. In 1372 he was appointed Clerk of Audit in the household of Robert II.The work was first printed by Robert Lekprevik in Edinburgh in 1571. This edition was printed by Gedeon (or Gideon) Lithgow who was appointed printer to Edinburgh University in 1648 in succession to J. Lindesay.
Shelfmark RB.s.2570
Reference Sources Aldis 1307, Wing B712
Acquired on 04/04/05
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