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The Ballad of Braehead - 'Servitium Lavacri'

£45.00

Product description

Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket.

Privately printed.

The pages of the book are in extremely good condition but the grey paper covers are slightly rubbed.

This delightful little volume of 14 pages tells in verse the story of the rescue of a king and his subsequent gratitude.

In 1424, King James I of Scotland, having returned from his long captivity in England, would keep an eye on his subjects by wandering incognito throughout the Scottish Lowlands.

On one occasion he was attacked by assassins, and would have been slain but for the sturdy courage of the Howisons who rushed from a neighbouring field with their flails to aid the King's guards in his defence.

After the fray the King accompanied the family to their home, and one of them presented to him a basin of water and napkin to wash his hands.

To reward their courage and simple hospitality, His Majesty granted special privileges to the family, the memory of which was perpetuated in their Coat of Arms and in a singular ceremony - Servitium Lavacri.

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Author(s):
Malcolm, Ian
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
0

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About this item

Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket.

Privately printed.

The pages of the book are in extremely good condition but the grey paper covers are slightly rubbed.

This delightful little volume of 14 pages tells in verse the story of the rescue of a king and his subsequent gratitude.

In 1424, King James I of Scotland, having returned from his long captivity in England, would keep an eye on his subjects by wandering incognito throughout the Scottish Lowlands.

On one occasion he was attacked by assassins, and would have been slain but for the sturdy courage of the Howisons who rushed from a neighbouring field with their flails to aid the King's guards in his defence.

After the fray the King accompanied the family to their home, and one of them presented to him a basin of water and napkin to wash his hands.

To reward their courage and simple hospitality, His Majesty granted special privileges to the family, the memory of which was perpetuated in their Coat of Arms and in a singular ceremony - Servitium Lavacri.

Author(s):
Malcolm, Ian
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
0

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