SCOTLAND'S HISTORIC AND MOST TREASURED STATE PAPER!
Without doubt the most famous document in Scottish history and a national treasure of Scotland, the Declaration of Arbroath was written to Pope John XXII in April 1320, on behalf of the nobles, barons and community of the realm of Scotland. This eloquent letter, written in Latin and in support of King Robert Bruce (Robert I) and an independent Scotland, is still regarded as a spirited statement of a nation's claim to freedom.
HELD DEAR IN THE HEARTS OF MILLIONS OF SCOTS, AT HOME AND ABROAD...
“for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom — for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.”
Famous extract from the Declaration of Arbroath, 6th April 1320