The Scottish Declaration of Independence


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From Mr. Capt’s legendary book recording the Declaration of Arbroath we discover that Robert Bruce and his knights whose seals are affixed to that famous document claimed descent from the Israelites in Egypt. The validity of such a claim is supported by many historians who point to Israelite presence (particularly of Dan and Judah) in the British Isles at a very early date even before the Exodus. The document is known today as the “Declaration of Arbroath” or “The Scottish Declaration of Independence.” It is kept in a shallow glass case in the Register House of Edinburgh. “In April of the year 1320 A.D. King Robert Bruce called the Scottish Parliament into session at Arbroath Abbey to hammer out a letter of protest to the Pope. The letter composed in memorable Latin prose recorded the great antiquity of the Scottish people and how they had always been ruled by their own kings. . . . they reminded the Pope of the shameful English contention that they had found it impossible to free the Holy Land from the heathen on account of the war they were having with their neighbors. “Bruce’s letter preserves an intriguing allusion to the origin of the Scots and throws light on one of history’s most fascinating mysteries . . . what was the fate of the so-called “Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.” “Robert Bruce and his Knights . . . date their beginnings as a nation one thousand two hundred years after the outgoing (Exodus – 1453 B.C.) of the ‘people of Israel.’ Thus they claim descent from the Israelites in Egypt.” ____E. Raymond Capt The author expands on this idea giving various accounts of the many significant signs from archaeological and historical discoveries that identify the ancient Israelites as the ancestors of the Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, Germanic and kindred peoples . . . to which the Scots are an important part. Though it contains only sixty four pages this book is a remarkable reservoir of Scottish history and interests.