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Baston, William. Villielmi Bastone A[ ] in Bellum de Banockburne. Carmen., Late 16th to eary 17th century

 Bound volume
Identifier: De.3.19

Scope and Contents

This volume contains a copy of William Baston's poem on the Battle of Bannnockburn, with some other verses on Bannockburn. Baston was an English friar and poet that Edward II brought north with him to write a poem commemorating his expected triumph over the Scots. Baston was captured and Robert the Bruce decided that his ransom should be a poem celebrating the Scots victory.


  • Late 16th to eary 17th century


Physical Description

16 pages


1 volume (Binding: Polished leather over boards with blind tooled borders. Gilt stamped shield with Academ Edinburg Guil Drummond Ab Hawthornden D.D.Q in centre of front cover and gilt stamped winged horse over laurel wreath with Hos Gloria Reddit Honores in centre of back cover. Compartmented spine with five raised bands, gilt stamped decoration and green morocco title label. Gilt dentelles. Gilt edges to text block.)

The Library of Drummond of Hawthornden, Macdonald, 1971

Physical Description

16 pages



Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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