Hystorica Calamitatum (The MacThoy Saga), is an
ancient chronicle, scribed at the Abbey
of Lost Wages (The Wages of Sin are
Death) on the Isle of Lude in the Hebrides. The Abbey was unincorporated in
1215 A.D. over their
refusal to adhere monastic religious celibacy.
This unexceptional chronicle is
unique only that it escaped destruction with the other MacThoy histories during the purges sponsored by Puritan reforms which swept
Europe in the 1600s.
It continued to exist as a private concern until
1568 A.D. when it was destroyed by an edict of Henry VIII, ordering the dismantling of all monasteries of