Click here to skip to content

Document In Scots Dialect, In The Cartulary Of Arbroath Abbey f.72v

Document In Scots Dialect, In The Cartulary Of Arbroath Abbey f.72v

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1510

Shelfmark: Additional MS 33245

Item number: f.72v

Length: 27.5

Width: 18

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated Manuscript

A cartulary (or chartulary) is a volume into which a collection of documents (charters) have been copied for safe-keeping and ease of reference. The documents usually relate to an institution's rights and properties -- things that they might need documentary proof of in future. This volume is the cartulary of Arbroath Abbey, in Angus, Scotland, where in 1320 the Declaration of Arbroath was signed to confirm Scotland's independence from England. Most of this page is occupied by Latin documents, but neat the bottom is the start of one in Scots dialect, written at Edinburgh , 12 January 1496, mentioning on the few lines on this page the Bishop of Aberdeen, the Earl of Angus, the Earl of Argyll, the Abbot of Dunfermline, and many others.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: