700th anniversary of pope''s reply to Declaration of Arbroath explored in book

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    A translation of Pope John XXII’s reply will be published for the first time in a new book led by an Aberdeen academic which creates a contemporary ‘people’s history’ of the famous 1320 document.

    To mark the anniversary and the arrival of proofs for the publication, titled Conquered by No One, historical reenactors gathered at Arbroath Abbey, where the Declaration is believed to have been formed.

    Conquered by No One is a collaboration between more than 50 writers and offers new insights into how the men behind the document – a disparate, at times untrusting and rebellious group of Barons and Earls – were drawn together.

    Edited by the University of Aberdeen’s Neil McLennan, it explores for the first time the lives and motives of all 39 signatories of the Declaration looking at their conflicted personal, family, land and wider interests north and south of the border.

    Period27 Aug 2020 → 28 Aug 2020

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    • Title700th anniversary of Pope's reply to Arbroath Declaration marked
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date28/08/20
      URLhttps://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/14301/
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • Title700th anniversary of pope''s reply to Declaration of Arbroath explored in book
      Media name/outletThe Press and Jounral
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date27/08/20
      DescriptionPapal historian Dr Roger Collins has provided a fresh translation of the response received, which is dated August 28 1320, while Dr Marie-Luise Ehrenschwendtner, also from the University of Aberdeen, has re-examined the declaration itself.Mr McLennan said returning to the original documents was essential when re-evaluating its place in Scotland's history
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • Title700th anniversary of pope''s reply to Declaration of Arbroath explored in book
      Media name/outletEvening Express
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date27/08/20
      PersonsNeil McLennan