A passionate little blog started by a deerhound dog in Scotland called Rogue ‘Brylach’ MacAllister and Passed to Rascal ‘Logan’ Dorrator Heath

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Brus

Another Friday the 13th, and, although we are primarily Scottish Deerhound Bloggers here at Rogues blogspot - every now and again some noteworthy historical event that may be of interest to Scottish Deerhounds the world over, sneaks onto our blog.

And today is one of those days.

On this day in 1395, John Barbour, the Scottish Poet died.

He is considered the first major literary voice to write in Scots, the vernacular language of Lowland Scotland.

Whilst Barbour’s English contemporary Geoffrey Chaucer gave the world The Canterbury Tales, forming the vernacular tradition of England, (read the full texts here) - John Barbour gave the world a poem based on his King Robert II’s father, entitled The Brus

Read and enjoy both works by following the relevant links!


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