In AD 1000, the Scottish kings embarked on a dramatic expansion of their territories. Geoffrey Barrow describes the evolution of Scottish kingship and government during the period. He examines the character of Scottish feudalism, considers how Scotland's landscape influenced its society and outlook on the world, and traces the growth of a sense of national identity up to 1306 and the coronation of Robert the Bruce as Robert I. Updated throughout, the new edition includes a new chapter on education and learning. The volume includes a chronology, suggestions for further reading, a glossary, and a genealogy.
About the Author
G W S Barrow is Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh