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John Barbour

(c. 1320—1395) ecclesiastic and verse historian

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Guido Delle Colonne

Guido Delle Colonne  

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A 13th‐cent. Sicilian writer of Latin romances, author of the Historia Destructionis Troiae which was in fact a prose version of a poem by Benoît de Sainte‐Maure. His romance was used as a source in ...
Hary's Wallace

Hary's Wallace  

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A famous Scottish epic poem celebrating the deeds of Sir William Wallace, written by Hary (Harry; c.1440–c.1492). Although the poem was written in the 1470s, the earliest extant version, now ...
Henry the Minstrel

Henry the Minstrel  

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(?1440–?92),a half‐legendary Scottish poet, who wrote The Wallace, one of the most famous of all Scots poems, of about 12,000 lines in heroic couplets, which concerns the martial feats of Wallace, ...
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Scots  

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A historical offshoot of the Northumbrian dialect of Anglo‐Saxon, sharing with Northern Middle English a strong Norse element in vocabulary and vowel and consonant developments which still mark off ...
Scottish Text Society

Scottish Text Society  

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Founded in 1882 for the purpose of printing and editing texts illustrative of the Scottish language and literature, has issued editions of many works of general literary interest, such as The Kingis ...
W. W. Skeat

W. W. Skeat  

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(1835–1912)19th‐century editor of Old and Middle English literature. He became a mathematics lecturer at Christ's College, Cambridge (1864), but spent much time in the study of Early English and ...

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