John Barbour

(redirected from Barbour, John)
Also found in: Dictionary.

Barbour, John

(bär`bər), c.1316?–1395, Scottish poet. He was archdeacon of Aberdeen from 1355 until his death. His romance, The Bruce (1375), celebrating Scotland's emancipation from England, recounts the heroic deeds of Robert I and Sir James Douglas. The poem was meant to be read as history and shows remarkable accuracy. Barbour's authorship of a fragmentary Troy-Book and the Buik of Alexander is disputed.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Kirkheaton: Richard Hall (capt), Andrew Cockcroft, Asher Zaidi, Jonathon Bishop, Dale Winterbottom, Craig Whitehead, Martin Hallas, Gary Hodgson, Stephen Holroyd, Adrian Barbour, John Beaumont.