Late Medieval Scotland and the Matter of Britain

Steve Boardman

in Scottish History

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 2002 | ISBN: 9780748614196
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653317 | DOI:
Late Medieval Scotland and the Matter of Britain

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This chapter investigates the ways in which late medieval Scottish chroniclers accommodated the Brut legends and the stories of Arthur. Both represented English imperialist propaganda and were, potentially at least, virulently anti-Scottish. But Scottish chroniclers confidently assimilated such material while with equal certitude they cannily traced the royal line of Scotland through St Margaret to the kingship of Edward the Confessor.

Keywords: late medieval Scottish chroniclers; Brut legends; Arthur; English imperialist propaganda; St Margaret; Edward the Confessor

Chapter.  11820 words. 

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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