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Small historic fishing town on the east coast of Scotland formally known as Aberbrothock. Famous for its Arbroath Smokies (smoked haddock) and The Arbroath Declaration (Declaration of Scottish Independence) it was composed by Bernard de Linton, Abbot of Arbroath Abby and chancellor of Scotland. This Document was signed in Arbroath Abby on 6th April 1320 by Bernard de Linton, King Robert The Bruce and various Scottish Nobles… 15 years after Sir William Wallace was betrayed by his former friend a Scottish knight called John de Menteith (traitor / coward loyal to edward longshanks… english king) Wallace was hung, drawn and quartered… his head impaled on the tower of london and his body cut into four pieces. longshanks sent his arms and legs with torso sections to the four corners of Scotland as a warning… This did NOT have the desired effect muhaha We continued to fight and managed to retain our freedom up until the sham union was signed on 16th January 1707

The most famous section of The Arbroath Declaration; For as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom — for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.
by TheScottishPatriot May 21, 2009
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