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The most famous letter in Scottish history?

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Still Waters

The Declaration of Arbroath is seen by many as one of the most famous documents in Scottish history.

It was written on 6 April 1320 but its words continue to inspire some in the Scottish independence movement, 700 years later.

Its broader message is a call for the right of Scots to rule themselves - but some claim its significance has been overstated and its purpose was simply to shore up the reign of King Robert the Bruce.

What was the Declaration of Arbroath?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-52165307

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Taun

Some scholars also credit the Declaration of Arbroath as being an influence on the later American Declaration of Independence... 

And almost always, a documents "true purpose" is overshadowed by it's actual effects...

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third_eye

"Magna" Carta...

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Magna Carta Libertatum, commonly called Magna Carta, is a charter of rights agreed to by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215. Wikipedia
Originally published: 1215
Location: 2 at British Library; 1 at Lincoln Cathedral and Salisbury Cathedral
Purpose: Peace treaty
Original language: Latin

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Lest we forget... 

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The papal bull annulling Magna Carta was issued by Pope Innocent III (1161–1216) on 24 August 1215. It was written by a scribe in the papal chancery, and is authenticated by the leaden bulla (seal) of the Pope.

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Piney
4 minutes ago, third_eye said:

Lest we forget... 

 

I have the 'Doctrine of Discovery' burnt into my brain. ^_^

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