The Battle of Roslin. And, John Highlandman’s remarks on Glasgow

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Title

The Battle of Roslin. And, John Highlandman’s remarks on Glasgow

Alternative Title

John Highlandman’s remarks on Glasgow

Date

1840-1850 per University of Glasgow Union Catalogue of Scottish Chapbooks

 

 

Extent

8 pages

Identifier

s0066Fb12
'23' is printed at the foot of the title page

Description

woodcut image of soldier in Scottish tartan with rifle on title-page

Abstract

The first song is a celebration of the Battle of Roslin, which took place in 1303, presumably in celebration of the 500 year anniversary of the battle. The song celebrates the bravery of the Scots who overcome 3 to 1 odds and route the English, featuring a romanticized depiction of medieval Scots fighting in tartan plaid and bonnets. The second song is a humorous account of a Highlander who visits Glasgow and sees many fantastic but ridiculous sights there, from a hanging, to the devil, to the fashions of people attending a sermon.
Battle of Roslin (Wikepedia entry): The Battle of Roslin was a battle of the First War of Scottish Independence, taking place on 24 February 1303 at Roslin, Scotland. It is the subject of an extremely highly coloured account written by Walter Bower in the mid-15th century which bears no relationship to the contemporary evidence. The battlefield is currently under research to be inventoried[1] and protected by Historic Scotland under the Scottish Historical Environment Policy of 2009... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Roslin

Coverage

Roslin, Scotland

Subject

Chapbooks-Scotland-Glasgow
Songs
Ballads

Is Referenced By

University of Glasgow Union Catalogue of Scottish Chapbooks http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/chapbooks/search/

Language

English

Citation

“The Battle of Roslin. And, John Highlandman’s remarks on Glasgow,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed June 18, 2019, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/546.

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