He is next mentioned by Andrew of Wyntoun in his Original Chronicle of Scotland, written about 1420 "Lytel Jhon and Robyne Hude Waythrnen ware commendyd gude; In Yngilwode and Barnysdale Thai oysyd all this time [c. 1283] thare trawale"; next by Walter Bower in his additions of Fordun's Scotichronicon about 1450 "Hoc in tempore  de exheredatis et bannitis surrexit et caput erexit ille famosissimus sicarius Robertus Hode et Littill Johanne cum eorum complicibus, de quibus stolidum vulgus hianter in comoediis et tragoediis prurienter restum faciunt et super ceteras romancias, mimos, er bardanos cantitare delectantur."
Wyntoun and Mair, as we have seen, assign him to that period.
Barbour makes the bishop of St Andrews in 1306 express a hope that a prophecy of Thomas referring to Bruce will come true; and Wyntoun says that he foretold the battle of Kilblane.
Skene (Edinburgh, 1871-1872); Andrew of Wyntoun, The Orygynale Cronykil of Scotland, edited by David Laing (Edinburgh, 1872-1879); Gesta Edwardi de Carnarvan, by a canon of Bridlington, edited by W.
Extensive portions of the poem have been incorporated by Wyntoun (q.v.) in his Chronicle.
(2) Wyntoun speaks (Chronicle III.
See Andrew of Wyntoun, The orygynale cronykil of Scotland, edited by D.
The popular ideas regarding his stature, strength, bodily prowess and undaunted courage are confirmed by the writers nearest his own time - Wyntoun and Fordun.
Independent of this group of alliterative romances is the not less important body of historical verse associated with the names of John Barbour, Andrew of Wyntoun, and, in the middle period, Harry the Minstrel.
Though his work shows some of the qualities of a poet, which are entirely lacking in the annalistic verse of Wyntoun, he is without literary influence.
Are Andrew of Wyntoun, The Orygynale Cronykil of Scotland, edited by D.