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Sigillum Prioris de Pettinwem
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· · · Sigillum Gilberti de la Haya Constabularii Scocie Sigillum Roberti de Keth Mariscalli Scocie Sigillum Hugonis de Ros Sigillum Jacobi de Duglas Sigillum Johannis de Sancto Claro Sigillum Thome de Ros Sigillum Alexandri de Settone Sigillum Walteri Haliburtone Sigillum Davidis de Balfour Sigillum Duncani de Wallays Sigillụm Thome de Dischingtonc Sigillum Andree de Moravia Sigillum Archibaldi de Betun Sigillum Ranulphi de Lyill Sigillum Malcomi de Balfour Sigillum Normanni de Lesley Sigillum Nigelli de Campo bello Sigillum Morni de Musco Campo • · · · · · · · · .
Note XVII. Not for De Argentine alone, Through Ninian's church these torches shone, : And rose the death-prayer's awful tone-St. XXXV. p. 270.
The remarkable circumstances attending the death of De Argentine have been already noticed, (pp. 309, 310.) · Besides this renowned warrior, there fell many representatives of the noblest houses in England, which never sustained a more bloody and disastrous defeat. Barbour says that two hundred pairs of gilded spurs were taken from the field of battle; and that some were left the author can bear witness, who has in his possession a curious antique spur, dug up in the morass, not long since.
“ It was fersooth a great ferlie,
I am now to take my leave of Barber, not without a sincere wish that the public may encourage the undertaking of my friend, Dr Jamieson, who has issued proposals for publishing an accurate edition of his poem, and of Blind Harry's Wallace. The only good edition of The Bruce was published by Mr Pinkerton, in 3 vols., in 1790; and, the learned editor having had no personal access to consult the manuscript,
it is not without errors; and it has besides become scarce. Of Wallace there is no tolerable edition ; yet these two poems do no small honour to the early state of Scottish poetry, and The Bruce is justly regarded as containing authentic historical facts.
The following list of the slain at Bannockburn, extracted from the continuator of Trivet's Annals, will show the extent of the national calamity.
· LIST OF THE SLAIN.
Barons and Knight Bannerets. Robert de Felton,
Gloucester, .. Edmund Maulley.
· Knights. William Le Mareschal, Henry de Boun, John Comyn,
Thomas de Ufford, William de Vescey,
John de Elsingfelde, John de Montfort,
John de Harcourt, Nicolas de Hasteleigh, Walter de Hakelut, William Dayncourt, Philip de Courtenay, Ægidius de Argenteyne, Hugo de Scales, Edmond Comyn, a Radulph de Beauchamp, John Lovel, (the rich) John de Penbrigée, Edmund de Hastynge, With thirty-three others of the Milo de Stapleton,
same rank, not named, Simon Ward,
Barons and Baronets.
Knights. . Henry de Boun, Earl of Here- Thomas de Berkeley, . ford,
The son of Roger Tyrrel,
Anselm de Mareschal,
Gilbert de Boun,
Bartholomew de Enefeld, Henry Fitz-Hugh,
Thomas de Ferrers, Thomas de Gray,
Radulph and Thomas BotteWalter de Beauchamp,
tort, Richard de Charon,
John and Nicolas de King. John de Wevelmton,
stone, (brothers,) Robert de Nevil, :: William Lovel, John de Segrave,
Henry de Wileton, Gilbert Peeche,
Baldwin de Frevill, John de Clavering,
John de Clivedon," Antony de Lucy,
Adomar la Zouche, Radulph de Camys, John de Merewode, John de Evere,
John Mayfe, Andrew de Abremhyn.
? Supposed Clinton,
Thomas and Odo Lele Erce- William and William Giffard, dekene,
and thirty-four other knights, Robert Beaupel, (the son) not named by the historian. John Mautravers, (the son,)
And in sum, there were there slain, along with the Earl of Gloucester, forty-two barons and bannerets. The number of earls, barons, and bannerets made captive, was twenty-two, and sixty-eight knights. Many clerks and esquires were also there slain or taken. Roger de Northburge, keeper of the king's signet, (Custos Targiæ Domini Regis,) was made pris soner with his two clerks, Roger de Wakenfelde and Thomas de Switon, upon which the king caused a seal to be made, and entitled it his privy seal, to distinguish the same from the sig net so lost. The Earl of Hereford was exchanged against Bruce's queen, who had been detained in captivity ever since the year 1306. The Targia, or signet, was restored to Eng. land through the intercession of Ralph de Monthermer, ancestor of Lord Moira, who is said to have found favour in the eyes of the Scotish king. Continuation of Triver's Annals,
Halls edit. Oxford, 1712, vol. II. p. 14. : Such were the immediate consequences of the field of Ban
nockburn. Its more remote effects, in completely establishing the national independence of Scotland, afford a boundless field for speculation.