The Declaration of Arbroath Souvenir Scroll is the perfect gift for any Scottish history enthusiasts and those keen to learn about Scotland’s brave and powerful past. This recreation brings the original treasured document to life, capturing the passionate story of Scotland’s fight for freedom with its profound translated script, aged design and emotive Scottish imagery.
The Declaration of Arbroath Scroll is undeniably the most famous document in Scottish history. Attempting to abate papal hostility, the Latin letter was a declaration of Scottish independence sent to Pope John XXII in April/May 1320. The Declaration of Arbroath was most likely drafted in the scriptorium of Arbroath Abbey by Abbot Bernard on behalf of the nobles and barons of Scotland. Similarly to the American Declaration of Independence, which is partially based upon it, it is seen by many as the founding document of the Scottish nation. It was drafted on the 6th April 1320 – a day the United States of America has declared to be ‘Tartan Day’. 2016 saw the Declaration of Arbroath placed on UNESCO‘s Memory of the World register.
The Declaration of Arbroath Souvenir Scroll is the perfect gift for any history of Scotland enthusiast. It is also for those keen to learn about Scotland’s brave and powerful past. This recreation brings the original treasured document to life. The Declaration of Arbroath scroll captures the passionate story of Scotland’s fight for freedom – with its profound translated script, aged design and emotive Scottish imagery. Images include a vertical sword pointing down into a mountain valley, statues of Robert the Bruce and William Wallace, Eileen Donan and Stirling castle upon a background of an ancient country map. The scroll’s footer also includes the image of the signed wax seals of the Scottish nobles that supported the cause.
This charming scroll provides a sense of age and importance which would also look striking as a framed wall display. The packaging includes a transparent, rectangular box with navy blue lids. The box also includes a bookmark insert and gold tassel to give it that proud, historical edge. This unique gift is a wonderful keepsake for those looking to treasure a small piece of Scottish History.
“…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.”
Extract from the Declaration of Arbroath, 1320.
Looking to discover the history of Scotland for yourself? Visit The National Trust for Scotland for more information.
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|Dimensions||26 × 83 cm|