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Andrew of Wyntoun - (c 1355-1422)- Historian

He held the position of canon regular at St Andrews, and between 1395 and 1413 he was Prior of St Serf's Inch, the island on Lochleven where mary, Queen of Scots, was later imprisoned. At the request of Sir John
Wemyss, his patron,he wrote at the end of the 14th century his orygynale cronykil of Scotland, a history of Scotland from the Creation to his own times, in which he also established the nature of Scottish independence. Written in rhyming couplets of eight syllables, the chronicle sheds an interesting light on earlier periods of Scotland's history for which there is little contemporary evidence.

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