G.W.S. Barrow

in Robert Bruce

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780748620227
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748672189 | DOI:

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This chapter examines the terms of the peace negotiated between Edward I and the Scots in 1304-5, finalised by the Ordinance of September 1305. Edward ensured the restoration of lands to Scottish landowners in most cases, but was implacable towards Wallace, who was captured and sent to London for execution in August 1305. A comment about Bruce's castle of Kildrummy in the Ordinance suggests Edward may already have had doubts about his loyalty; in fact, Bruce had entered into a secret ‘band’ or agreement with Lamberton to promise mutual assistance.

Keywords: Edward I; Ordinance; William Wallace; Kildrummy Castle; Robert Bruce; William Lamberton

Chapter.  6571 words. 

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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