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Tag Archives: Scottish history

Some holes in letter from Arbroath

The mistake that we most frequently make about history is that the past is like the present.¬†¬†Scottish nationalists for instance think that the Declaration of Arbroath tells them something about Scotland in 2020. This is partly because too many of them are stuck in a badly understood version of medieval …

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Wallace must fall

By an amazing piece of good luck the Aberdeen branch of the Wallace Must Fall Campaign has discovered a hitherto unknown letter between William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. One of the problems of medieval history is that so few contemporary sources survive. We are forced to rely frequently on …

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