Personal Correspondence of Sir John Bellenden of Auchnoull and His Circle, 1560-1582
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176 Pages

21.6 x 13.8 cm

3 b/w illus.

Series: Scottish History Society 6th Series

Series Vol. Number: 18

Imprint: Scottish History Society

Personal Correspondence of Sir John Bellenden of Auchnoull and His Circle, 1560-1582

General editor Kelsey Jackson Williams

Edited by Peter D. Anderson and John H. Ballantyne

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This collection of forty-nine letters, edited in full here for the first time, are addressed to Sir John Bellenden of Auchnoull (1520?-1576) or members of his circle and offer a precious window onto the turbulent and often obscure history of Orkney and Shetland in the sixteenth century as the Northern Isles were subject to increasing intervention from the Scottish mainland. Anderson and Ballantyne provide an extensive contextual introduction and annotate the letters themselves as well as providing a glossary of the more obscure Middle Scots words used. This edition will join previous works by these two authors, including Anderson's monographs on the Stewart earls of Orkney and Ballantyne's Shetland Documents, as an indispensable resource for the early modern history of the Northern Isles.
Acknowledgements

Abbreviations and Bibliography

Correspondence summary

Introduction

Personal correspondence of Sir John Bellenden of Auchnoull and his circle, 1560-1582

Appendix

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General Index

Index of Names

The late Peter D. Anderson was a well-known historian of Orkney, particularly its Stewart earls

John H. Ballantyne is one of the leading historians of Shetland today and co-editor of the Shetland Documents series.

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November 2023

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Title Details

176 Pages

2.16 x 1.38 cm

3 b/w illus.

Series: Scottish History Society 6th Series

Series Vol. Number: 18

Imprint: Scottish History Society