The Book of Wallace

Extract from the Book of Wallace (Volume II, pages 276-281) by the Rev. Charles Rodgers, D.D., LL.D. 1889 The surname of Guiscard or Wiscbard, an appellative implying skill or prowess, was conferred on Robert, son of Tancred de Hauteville of Normandy, afterwards Duke of Calabria, who died on the 27th July 1085. Guiscard was also […]

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The Book of Glasgow Cathedral

edited by George Eyre-Todd, 1898 (Pages 74 – 82) Hitherto nearly all the bishops of Glasgow had taken a prominent part in the government of the kingdom, but presently, at the decisive climax of Scotland’s history, Glasgow was to furnish a bishop great enough to checkmate the aggressions of the greatest of the English kings.  […]

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The Bishops of Scotland

by John Downden, D.D., LL.D. Bishop of Edinburgh, 1912 (pages 306-309) ROBERT WISCHARD. Nephew [nepos) of William Wischard (M.). Cousin [consanguineus) of William Wischard (Sc. x. 29): archdeacon of Lothian, ‘juvenis aetate sed moribus senior’ (ib.). Elected, apparently, in 1271 ; but not consecrated till Sunday before the feast of the Purification, 1272-3, that is, […]

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Bishop Robert Wishart | The Warrior Bishop

Essay by Rev. James Primrose (Mediaeval Glasgow, Pages 34 – 59, Published 1913) WHEN Bishop Robert Wishart, in 1272, began his rule over the diocese of Glasgow, Scotland was enjoying a period of great national prosperity under Alexander III., known among his countrymen, as “the Peaceable King.” Commerce with the Continent was in so flourishing […]

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