Brother Andrew of Wyntoun


14th-century Scottish chronicler. He was a canon regular of the Priory of Saint Andrews, and before 1395, prior of the monastery of Lochleven. In his “Origynale Cronykil of Scotland,” so called because it began with the creation of the angels, he incorporated the work of an unknown author, written in the same easy-flowing, octosyllabic, rhyming verse of the Scots vernacular. This work is the first attempt at scientific history writing in Scotland.

MLA Citation

  • “Brother Andrew of Wyntoun”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 November 2019. Web. 2 March 2021. <>