“Never will we on any conditions be subjected to the lordship of the English”

Its 700 years since the Declaration of Arbroath an article here from The National:

https://www.thenational.scot/news/18359954.declaration-arbroath-still-resonates-modern-scotland/?fbclid=IwAR05PMEQwr6Z9HSohgcO3vDYYUJ267jRvFHSOAGsE38d5nYy04OwEZnzINo

The most often quoted line from the declaration, which was originally written in Latin, is a statement of Scottish independence.

“For, as long as 100 of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be subjected to the lordship of the English,” it says.

“It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom, for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.”

The only surviving copy is a fragile sheepskin parchment, carefully preserved by the National Records of Scotland.

Bernard Moffatt
Assistant General Secretary Celtic League (6th April 2020)


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