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Records of the Earldom of Orkney, 1299 to 1614

Records of the Earldom of Orkney, 1299 to 1614

By introduction by J Storer Clouston
Researcher: Sarah Jane Gibbon
Writer: Alison Miller

The excerpt is taken from the lengthy introduction which Clouston wrote to his edited volume Records of the Earldom of Orkney, published by the Scottish History Society in 1914. The volume comprises over 200 early documents pertaining to Orkney from 1299 to 1614 with notes and appendices by Clouston. His 95-page introduction gives a synopsis of his understanding of the medieval history of Orkney in its Scandinavian context. An online version of the Records of the Earldom of Orkney 1299 to 1614 can be found at http://www.archive.org/stream/publicationsofsc27scot/publicationsofsc27scot_djvu.txt

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