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Saturday, 22 November 2008

Lindsay Ancestry Fife Scotland

Robert Lindsay of Pitscottie, l532-1580, Historian. He was born on the estate of Pitscottie in the Parish of Ceres near Cupar in Fife, Scotland. His Historic and Cronicles of Scotland, written in Scots, was a continuation of the Scotorum Historiae of Hector Boece, which had been translated into Scots by John Bellenden in 1536. The 18th book of Boece's work became Lindsay's first chapter and his history covers the period from 1436 to 1575. Although he has been found to have been inaccurate and credulous, his style is vivid and picturesque, especially in dealing with the events of his own lifetime. The account of the death of James V is especially arresting. The Historic was not published until 1728. His works included: The Historic and Cronicles of Scotland (1728) edition: A. J. G. Mackay, The Historic and Cronicles of Scotland, Written and Collected by Robert Lindsay of Pitscottie, 3 vols., Edinburgh and London, 1899-1911).

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