Lord Glenorchy in the ’45

Your Lordship’s zeal and attachment to his Majesty, his family and Government are so cordial and well known that the Lords Justices fully rely upon your vigorous exertion of it on the present occasion … It is a very fortunate circumstance that, in my Lord Breadalbane’s weak state, you are on the spot to make […]

Two Oransay Grave-slabs

PLATE LX. AT ORANSAY. The slabs on this Plate are selected from the many examples within the ruined church here. The one represents an abbot1 in his rich ecclesiastical vestments, with one hand lifted up in the act of benediction, and the other holding his staff. The other pourtrays a man in armour. Two figures, […]

Plates from The Heraldry of the Campbells, Volume II

Seals of the Burghs of Argyll

CAMPBELTOWN is built on what was originally the seat of the Dalriadan monarchy. About the middle of the third century Cormac, King of Ireland, quelled a dispute which had arisen between two tribes, and during this civil war Cormac’s cousin, Cairbre-Riada, conquered a district in the north-east of Ireland, which he called Dalriada, or the […]

Much Healing and Teaching

Sextodécimo Kaléndas Mártii Luna septima decima Anno 2017 Domini Romæ, via Flamínia, natális sancti Valentíni, Presbýteri et Mártyris, qui, post multa sanitátum et doctrínæ insígnia, fústibus cæsus et decollátus est, sub Cláudio Cǽsare.

To Gette and to Espy

O soverayne lord, be it to youre plesance This book to take of my symplicité Thus newly made for rememorance, Whiche no man hath in worlde bot oonly ye. Whiche I compiled unto youre rialté And to the quenes hertes consolacioun To know the state of youre domynacioun. And for the prynce to have playne […]