St Andrews in the early fifteenth century

London BL Harley 1808 f. 9v

British Library, Harley MS 1808, f. 9v

In the British Library in London is a manuscript that was made in the first quarter of the fifteenth century, Harley MS 1808. The manuscript is an English chronicle with content dating to 1399, ending with the coronation of Henry IV. It is preceded by a map of England and Scotland – Totius Britanniae Tabula Chorographica. Scotland appears in the lower half, and St Andrews to the left.

Detail of Harley 1808 showing St Andrews

 

 

 

 

Contemporary representations of medieval St Andrews are rare, although there are several medieval maps of Britain that show the importance of St Andrews.

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