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§ 10. Historians

A few other works, also of the nature of annals, though not attaining to the dignity of literature, may be noted as illustrating the interest in history which had been mainly occasioned by the revolutionary events of the period. The Diurnal of remarkable Occurents, a work by different hands, notes events from the time of James V till the year 1575; the period from 1566 to 1596 is dealt with in The Historie and Life of James the Sext, briefly continued till 1617; and, further, we have the Memoirs of the Affairs of Scotland (1577–1603) by David Moysie, and the Diary of Robert Birrel (1532–1605).