JOHN BARBOUR
(c 1325-1395)

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Barbour's The Brus
 

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Readers: Matthew P McDiarmid (McD), Thomas Crawford (TC), and Derrick McClure (McC)

THE BRUS (extracts): The book and line references are taken from the Scottish Text Society edition of The Bruce, ed. W W Skeat (2 vols, Edinburgh, 1894)

1 McD Introductory comment written and read by Matthew P McDiarmid 3:17

2 McD Freedom of Nation and Person (I 219-48) 1:35

3 McD Barbour’s subject: Freedom Fighters (I 465-6) 0:39

4 McD Bruce’s words at the battle of Methven (II 320-41) 1:18

5 McD Women in War (II 508-27) 1:05

6 McD Heart and Body: Free Men fight better (III 187-233) 2:34

7 TC The tears of men: shared griefs (III 506-34, 547-64) 2:22

8 McC Kildrummy Castle: treason and fire (IV 98-132) 1:31

9 McD The Beacon at Turnberry: Edward Bruce (V 1-70) 3:41

10 McD Douglas at church and dinner (V 335-410) 4:01

11 McD Bruce alone: a loyal woman (VII 231-67) 2:11

12 McD Bruce at Inverury: Danger his cure (IX 208-39) 1:57

13 McC William Frances and Edinburgh Castle (X530-613) 4:39

14 McD King Robert’s welcoming (XI 255-63) 0:42

15 McD The Waste of a good axe on De Bohun (XII 87-98) 0:53

16 McD Ways and Reasons to fight and win (XII 221-58, 303-9) 2:59

17 TC The Scots pray before battle (XII 475-90) 0:52

18 McC Neil Fleming’s Death at Carrickfergus (XV 128-56) 1:11

19 TC A King and a laundress (XVI 259-292) 1:49

20 McC Sir Philip throws off his concussion (XVIII 125-57) 1:21

21 McD Sir Ingram on Bruce’s strength, the Scots Peasantry (XIX 158-84) 2:01

22 McC Bruce’s death-bed request (XX 167-97) 1:20

23 TC Douglas’s acceptance (XX 219-38) 1:07

24 McD Prayer for dead and future patriot leaders (XX 611-7) 0:35