A Monk of Fife

A Monk of Fife

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Norman Leslie of Pitcullo, whose narrative the reader has in his hands, refers more than once to his unfinished Latin Chronicle. That work, usually known as The Book of Pluscarden, has been edited by Mr. Felix Skene, in the series of Historians of Scotland (vol. vii.). To Mr. Skene's introduction and notes the curious are referred. Here it may suffice to say that the original MS. of the Latin Chronicle is lost; that of six known manuscript copies none is older than 1480; that two of these copies contain a Prologue; and that the Prologue tells us all that has hitherto been known about the author

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Published 01 January 2008
Reads 7
EAN13 1412167787
Language English

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