The Complaint of the Black Knight

The Complaint of the Black Knight, by the English monk John Lydgate, is the oldest surviving book printed in Scotland, which displays the printing date: 4 April 1508[1] (see 1508 in poetry). In 2010 it was chosen by UNESCO to become part of its Memory of the World Register.[2]

Printed in Edinburgh by Chepman and Myllar, the book was often falsely attributed in Scotland as a work of Chaucer.[3]

See also


  1. "Printing is one of Scotland's oldest surviving industries". 500 Years of Printing in Scotland. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
  2. Ross, Shã‚N (14 July 2010). "World won't forget Scotland's rich past". Edinburgh: The Scotsman. Retrieved 14 July 2010. C1 control character in |first= at position 4 (help)
  3. "The Chepman and Myllar prints". National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 14 July 2010.

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