Andrew of Wyntoun

Scottish poet, prior of Loch Leven, and canon

Andrew of Wyntoun (also known as Andrew de Wyntoun and Andrew Wyntoun) (c. 1350 – c. 1425), was a Scottish poet, a canon of St. Andrew's and a prior (higher-up within the Church) of St. Serf's Inch in Loch Leven. Wyntoun and John Barbour (The Brus, 1375) were the first people to write about history in the Scots language.[1]

He wrote a long poetic history of Scotland, called the Orygynale Cronykil of Scotland, which included Scotland's mythical pre-history and finished when King James I came to power.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Dukes, Paul (1997). "Foresay". Cairn. 1: 2.

  Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Wyntoun, Andrew of". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.