Robert Lindsay

Robert Lindsay / Philosophers and Historians

'One of the earliest Scottish historians'

Born about 1500 in Pitscottie, near Cupar in Fife, Lindsay is remembered for having written a history of Scotland, The Historie and Cronicles of Scotland, covering the years 1435 to 1565. He wrote it in Scots, intending it to be a continuation of Scotorum Historiae by Hector Boece.

It was first published in 1728, and later edited in three volumes by A.J.G. Mackay between 1899 and 1911. Lindsay's style is better than his accuracy, though it became one of Sir Walter Scott's reference works for his writings on that period.

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