New book offers 'people's history' of The Declaration of Arbroath

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    Description

    A team of more than 50 writers are collaborating to bring to life a ‘people’s history’ of the Barons and nobles who sealed the 1320 letter intended to confirm Scotland’s status as an independent sovereign state.

    The book, Conquered by No One, is being written along the historic timeline of The Declaration, which is widely thought to have been drawn up in Arbroath Abbey.

    Edited and coordinated by Neil McLennan, a former history teacher and now Director of Leadership Programmes at the University of Aberdeen, it will include chapters of each of the 39 names in the letter and others associated with it. Some chapters have been written by their direct descendants.

    Period5 Apr 2020 → 17 Apr 2020

    Media coverage

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    Media coverage

    • TitleNew book offers peoples history of Declaration
      Media name/outletArbroath Herald
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date17/04/20
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • TitleAberdeen academic''s role in new Declaration book
      Media name/outletEvening Express
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date12/04/20
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • Title700th anniversary of Declaration of Arbroath to be marked
      Media name/outletMail Online
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date6/04/20
      DescriptionConquered by No One has been edited and coordinated by Neil McLennan, a former history teacher and now director of leadership programmes at the University of Aberdeen.
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • TitleNew book to tell stories of those behind Declaration of Arbroath to mark 700th anniversary
      Media name/outletPress and Journal Aberdeen
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date6/04/20
      URLhttps://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/scotland/2124601/new-book-to-tell-stories-of-those-behind-declaration-of-arbroath-to-mark-700th-anniversary/
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • TitleNew book offers 'people's history' of The Declaration of Arbroath
      Media name/outletUniveristy of Aberdeen
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date6/04/20
      DescriptionCelebrations to mark the 700th anniversary of The Declaration of Arbroath might be on hold but a new book exploring the untold stories of the Scots behind the document continues at pace despite current restrictions.
      URLhttps://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/13919/
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • Title700th anniversary of Declaration of Arbroath to be marked
      Media name/outletPress and Journal
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date5/04/20
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • Title700th anniversary of Declaration of Arbroath to be marked
      Media name/outletEvening Express
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date5/04/20
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • Title700th anniversary of Declaration of Arbroath to be marked
      Media name/outletBelfast Telegraph
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date5/04/20
      PersonsNeil McLennan