Uncovering Scotland's 'UNESCO heritage'

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The collection of the city’s earliest council registers is considered to be a national treasure because it is near complete in its coverage of the period 1398-1511 with the exception of a single volume, which has been missing for more than two centuries.

Now researchers at the University of Aberdeen have uncovered fragments of the contents of the missing “third” volume (running from 1414 to 1434) in the form of copied extracts made in the mid-1700s. The find has revealed how the city clashed with King James I when it refused to support a campaign against Highland chiefs.

Dr Jackson Armstrong, a lecturer in history at the University, said the discovery helped piece together a missing part of Scotland’s world class heritage


Period22 Nov 2016 → 22 Nov 2016

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