Thursday, December 26, 2019

Document Signed by Robert the Bruce

From The Scotsman:
An original document signed 700 years ago by Robert the Bruce which granted a Scottish city powerful rights in return for its loyalty to the King of Scot is to go on show. Written in Latin, the Stocket Charter was addressed to the “burgesses and community of our burgh of Aberdeen” by Robert the Bruce on 10 December 1319 and is one of the pivotal documents in the city’s history. As a reward for its loyalty, the burgh received several grants from Robert the Bruce, including custody of the forest of Stocket. The reward of power culminated in the Stocket Charter which gave all revenues from the burgh courts, market tolls and fishing to the burgesses in perpetuity, in return for an annual payment of £213 6s 8d. (Read more.)

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