Reva, K. S. Akt shotlandskogo parlamenta 1488 g.: zayavlenie kasatel’no konchiny korolya Yakova III [The Scottish Parliament Act 1488: Declaration regarding the death of King James III], in: Proslogion: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Social History and Culture, 2019. Vol. 5 (2). P. 193–201.
Ksenia S. Reva, PhD student, Institute of History, St. Petersburg State University (7/9 Universitetskaya Nabereznaya, 198034, St. Petersburg, Russia)
A translation of a Scottish parliamentary act of 1488 is provided in the article as well as a short description of events that preceded its adoption. In this respect, the mentioned political context is able to explain some of statements which are made in the act. The representative assembly that enacted the statute was gathered a few months after the death of James III of Scotland (1460-88) in the battle of Sauchieburn. The text of parliamentary decision reflected the position of the nobility, that came to power at the beginning of the minority of James IV (1488095), regarding the events of summer of 1488.
This act is known in two versions (in Latin and Middle Scots) produced in 1488. The Latin version of the text was chosen for translation, due to the fact that another version in Scots seems to be a reduction of the former one.
Key Words: Scottish parliament, representative assemblies, medieval Scotland, James III, James IV, the Battle of Sauchieburn, the Blackness Truce