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The Declaration of Arbroath

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Mark Cartwright
by Unknown Artist
published on 15 December 2020
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A copy of the Declaration of Arbroath. On 6 April 1320 CE a letter was sent to the Pope requesting a withdrawal of Robert the Bruce’s excommunication and the placing of Scotland under an interdict, both applied because Robert had refused to sign a truce with England back in 1317 CE. The contents of the letter also boldly stated that Scotland was a free and independent kingdom and the English Crown had no rights whatsoever there. This impressive document is festooned with the seals of eight earls and 38 barons.

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Artist, U. (2020, December 15). The Declaration of Arbroath. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/13216/

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