Robert Lindsay of Pitscottie, The Historie and Chronicles of Scotland.
p.i Preface, citing his sources as local nobles who had informed him Patrick Lord Lindsay of the Byres, Sir William Scot of Balweary (Balwirrie), knight, Sir Andrew Wood of Largo, knight, John Major, doctor of theology, Sir David Lindsay of the Mont, knight, alias Lyon King of arms, Andrew Fernie of that ilk, Sir William Bruce of Earlshall, knight.
p.iii-vi Dedicatory verses to Robert Stuart, bishop of Caithness, commendator of St Andrews.
pp.1-236 Pitscottie's Chronicle. The text commences at the start of the 18th book of the Chronicles  and concludes with the Parliament of Queen Mary of 1565. Starts with the accession of James II, following on from a previous chronicle by Hector Boece (Boes), translated from Latin by John Bellenden (Ballantyne), which had finished with the death of James I. Focuses on the reformation of religion in Scotland, history of the protestant martyrs and struggle to ensure victory for Protestantism.
The text includes most of the additions common to manuscripts of Pitscottie but closes with the Danish embassy of 1598. At least 3 different hands, dating from the seventeenth century.