For Freedom Alone

    For Freedom Alone

    The Declaration of Arbroath, 1320

    Edward J Cowan

    Birlinn 2014

    Paperback 192pp Illustrated

    9781780272566   Product Code: 23044

    The Declaration of Arbroath is one of the most remarkable documents from medieval Scotland and has become an historical icon: a masterpiece of political rhetoric, it appeals to the Pope for protection against the English. This first book-length study of the Declaration's origins, and of the ideas on which it drew, explores claims that it was the model for the American Declaration of Independence.

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