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Barbour, John (c. 1330–1395), ecclesiastic and verse historian

A. A. M. Duncan

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/1336

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Barbour, John (c. 1330–1395), ecclesiastic and verse historian, was author of the Old or Middle Scots poem The Bruce. His birth is usually placed about 1325, as much to give him a toehold in Robert I's reign as for anything his career tells us, and a slightly later date seems likelier. The trade name he inherited suggests that his father was a barber, and ...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets) ; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church ; Education ; History

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