The Wars of Scotland: Scotland, 1214-1371

The Wars of Scotland: Scotland, 1214-1371

by Michael Brown
     
 

Between the mid-thirteenth and mid-fourteenth centuries medieval Scotland experienced its greatest period of crisis. The expanding lordship of the crown, which reached its high medieval peak under Alexander II and Alexander III, came near to collapse in the face of multiple threats. The communities which made up the thirteenth-century realm were forced to respond

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Between the mid-thirteenth and mid-fourteenth centuries medieval Scotland experienced its greatest period of crisis. The expanding lordship of the crown, which reached its high medieval peak under Alexander II and Alexander III, came near to collapse in the face of multiple threats. The communities which made up the thirteenth-century realm were forced to respond and adapt to needs of war and shifting allegiances as rival royal dynasties and the English crown competed for lordship over Scotland. This volume describes the wars and examines their impact on the anglicised and gaelicised worlds of the British Isles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748612383
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
08/11/2004
Series:
New Edinburgh History of Scotland Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Maps, genealogical tables and illustrations
Acknowledgements
General editor's preface
Introduction1
Pt. 1The Scottish realm (1214-86)
Ch. 1King and kingdom7
Ch. 2Alexander II21
Ch. 3Alexander III44
Ch. 4The sea kings68
Ch. 5Lords and communities : political society in the thirteenth century89
Ch. 6Church and realm114
Ch. 7Scotland and the Anglo-French world135
Pt. 2War and the reshaping of Scotland (1286-1371)
Ch. 8The crisis of kingship (1286-96)157
Ch. 9The Scottish wars (1297-1314)179
Ch. 10Robert I210
Ch. 11The war of the three kings (1332-57)232
Ch. 12Lord of the Isles255
Ch. 13Europe and the Scottish wars274
Ch. 14Allegiance and identity291
Ch. 15The legacy of war : Scotland in the 1360s316
Conclusion : a United Kingdom?342
Table of events346
Guide to further reading352
Bibliography357
Index368

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