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

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.


  • Creation: Late 16th to early 17th century


Language of Materials



1 volume : 16 pages


Drummond, William, and Robert H. (Robert Hugh) MacDonald. The Library of Drummond of Hawthornden / Edited with an Introduction by Robert H. MacDonald. (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1971). Item no. 1334.


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.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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