This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ... HISTORY OF LANARK. H CHAPTER I. antiauttiea. "'Mid these fields, the standard was unfurled, And serried spears were glittering in the sun; Long neigh'd the war-steede, and the west wind curled Locks that were bloody ere the fight was done!" ANON. Antiquity generally invests with importance, every place that lays just claim to it; and, although there are many circumstances, which the oblivious page of time has consigned to everlasting forgetfulness, and handed down only by the erring and imperfect voice of tradition; yet, few of these are to be found in the account of Lanark.. Indeed, it is a source from which we do not mean to deri our information. Authenticity shall be our only guide; arid, as few places in Scotlandrank higher, B in this respect, than the subject of the present description, we shall be as particular as our information permits. Buchanan mentions that Kenneth III, who began to reign in the year 970, held an assembly or parliament at Lanark, a town on the Clyde, so early as 978. The said Burgh has a Charter granted by King Robert, dated at Linlithgow, the 8th of June, and of his reign, the 4th year; granting to it as great privileges and liberties, as any other burgh in Scotland enjoyed. It has also another Charter granted by Alexander III, confirming to the said burgh all rights and privileges it had formerly enjoyed, or might have enjoyed, as fully as any burgh of the kingdom. This Charter contains the following privilege in these words.--"Prohibens, ne quis infra vice-comitatum nostrum de Lanark, Lanam aut Coria emat, aut ullam aliam mercantiam exerceat, nisi burgenses dicti burgi; et quod nullus alius mercator infra dictum vice-comitatum nostrum, ullas mercantias emat, in dicto nostro burgo, nisi dicti burgenses...
  • ISBN13: 9781230313993
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00038
Dimensions7.4 x 0.1 x 9.7 inches
Primary CategoryHistory/General

History of Lanark, and Guide to the Scenery; With List of Roads to the Principal Towns

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