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Douglas, Archibald, 1653-1712 (1st Earl of Forfar | Scottish nobleman and politician)



  • Existence: 1653-1712

Archibald Douglas, 1st Earl of Forfar, was a Scottish peer. He was the second son and youngest child of Archibald Douglas, Earl of Angus and 1st Earl of Ormond. He was made the Earl of Forfar in 1661. He was a Privy Counsellor to both King William II and Queen Anne from 1689 until his death in 1712 and voted for the Act of Union.

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MS 18: Historia Scholastica by Petrus Comestor , 13h century

Identifier: MS 18
Scope and Contents The manuscript contains the Historia Scholastica, an abridged version of the Bible written around 1170 by Petrus Comestor for the students of the cathedral school of Paris. The text consists in the retelling of stories (hence the name historia) taken from the Bible and in their explanation. It became an essential part of the curriculum of the theological school and greatly influenced popular Bibles produced in the 13th and 14th...
Dates: 13h century