Blair, John (3)

Blair, John (sometimes called Arnold), a monk of the order of St. Benedict, was born in Fifeshire, Scotland, in the reign of Alexander III, and educated with Sir William Wallace at the school of Dundee. He then went to Paris, studied in the university there, and joined the order of St. Benedict. He returned to Scotland and lived in retirement until Wallace became viceroy of the kingdom, when he became his chaplain. He wrote a history of Wallace's life, in Latin verse, about 1327. The precise date of his death is not known. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of British and American Authors, s.v.

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