Andrew of Wyntoun

(c. 1350—1420) prior of St Serf's, Lochleven, and historian

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(c. 1350–c. 1425),

a canon regular of St Andrews and author of The Orygynale Cronykil (c.1420), first published in 1795, a metrical history of Scotland in octosyllabics, from the beginning of the world to the accession of James I. Among his stories is that of Macbeth and the witches, and of Macduff and Malcolm.

Subjects: Literature.

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