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Not yet. Scots sent Salmond homeward, tae think again




The Scottish Declaration of Independence, April 6th 1320

The Declaration of Arbroath was made in the form of a letter, composed in Latin and submitted to Pope John XXII in the year of 1320. Its purpose was to get the pope to acknowledge Robert the Bruce as the country’s lawful king, to assert Scotland’s status as an independent, sovereign state and to defend Scotland’s right to use military force when unjustly attacked. It was most likely drafted in the scriptorium of Arbroath Abbey by Abbot Bernard on behalf of the nobles and barons of Scotland. Eight earls and about forty barons attached their seals to the Declaration. The following is one of its most popular excerpts:


"As long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours, that we are fighting, but for freedom - for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself."

The Declaration of Arbroath represents the founding of the Scottish nation and it has been credited as being part of the inspiration for the American Declaration of Independence.

Photos and info about each individual seal…

PDF transcript and translation of the Declaration of Arbroath…

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Marius Lacatus dijo...

Gana el "No" nomas?

Anónimo dijo...

Ojo que si el SI pierde por poco el resultado es espantoso para Londres. Imaginense que Córdoba tuviera casi la mitad de su gente queriendo irse de la República. ¿Cómo lo manejas al tema?

Pablo

Sine Metu dijo...

Votarán en 5 o 10 años otra vez, y ambos bandos mejorarán sus estrategias.

Sine Metu dijo...

El resultado era el esperado.

 
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