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John Barbour

(c.1320 – 13 March 1395 / Aberdeenshire or Galloway, Scotland)

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John Barbour was a Scottish poet and the first major named literary figure to write in Scots. His principal surviving work is the historical verse romance, The Brus (The Bruce), and his reputation from this poem is such that other long works in Scots which survive from the period are sometimes thought to be by him. He is known to have written a number of other works, but other titles definitely ... more »

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