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John Fordun

(c. 1293—1368) chronicler


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His most famous work, Chronica gentis Scottorum, completed c.1385, represents the first complete history of Scotland from its legendary origins down to the late 12th century. Fordun, however, is no longer considered the author of the Gesta annalia, appended to medieval MSS of the Chronica. See alsoscotland, ireland, wales: early ‘scotland’ to 1124.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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