The Church and the Beginning of Scottish Independence

Dauvit Broun

in Scottish Independence and the Idea of Britain

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780748623600
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653416 | DOI:
The Church and the Beginning of Scottish Independence

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This chapter extends Professor Davies's insights into a more detailed discussion of how the Scottish kingdom was regarded by Scottish kings and churchmen in relation to the king of England. It notes that it is possible to talk with some precision about the beginnings of Scottish independence: that is, when the status of the Scottish kingdom vis-à-vis England first became an issue with regard to the exercise of authority over Scottish society. It explains that the burden of the argument, however, is that this did not initially arise in the context of interaction between kings, but has its origins in the rebirth of the Church as a fully articulated unified institution whose authority embraced all of Latin Christendom.

Keywords: churchmen; Scottish kingdom; king of England; Scottish independence; Church; Latin Christendom

Chapter.  10447 words. 

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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