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Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300–1625

Edited by Steve Boardman

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2014 | ISBN: 9780748691500
Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9781474400848 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691500.001.0001
Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300–1625

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The Ainslie Bond

Julian Goodare.

in Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300–1625

July 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 8272 words.

The downfall of Mary Queen of Scots in the summer of 1567 is one of the best-known events of Scottish history. Yet there has been very little analysis of one crucial episode: the so-called...

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Bastard Feudalism in England in the Fourteenth Century

Christine Carpenter.

in Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300–1625

July 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 17642 words.

Ever since the 1950s, the assumption has been that ‘bastard feudalism’ – the network of ties between greater and lesser landowners in this period – was the same in the fourteenth as in the...

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Beyond the Declaration of Arbroath: Kingship, Counsel and Consent in Late Medieval and Early Modern Scotland

Roger A. Mason.

in Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300–1625

July 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 8494 words.

This chapter argues that our understanding of late medieval and early modern Scottish political thought has been unduly influenced by the lazy assumption that the so-called Declaration of...

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Bonding, Religious Allegiance and Covenanting

Jane E. A. Dawson.

in Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300–1625

July 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 8145 words.

This chapter re-examines the links between the Reformation and the kinship society of Scotland. A two-way process of influence can be identified between ecclesiastical and civil thinking on...

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James III: Kingship and Contested Reputation

Alasdair A. Macdonald.

in Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300–1625

July 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 8261 words.

In the historiography of late-medieval Scotland, the outstanding reputation of James IV is secure. In part, this is due to this king’s own merits, but in part it is due to a deliberate...

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King, Lords and Men in Renaissance England: The Poetry of John Skelton

John Watts.

in Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300–1625

July 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 6986 words.

Picking up Jenny Wormald’s interest in the relationship between literature and politics in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, this chapter looks at one particular theme in the writing...

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Kings, Lords and Jenny Wormald

Steve Boardman and Julian Goodare.

in Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300–1625

July 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 7606 words.

This chapter introduces the book as a whole, and, in particular, the work of Jenny Wormald on kingship and lordship, to which the chapters pay tribute. Particular attention is paid to...

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The Lanark Bond

Michael Brown.

in Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300–1625

July 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 8983 words.

In January 1453, at Lanark, James earl of Douglas issued a document stating his personal loyalty to the king of Scots. Along with an agreement made the previous August, this document, known...

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Lords and Women, Women as Lords: The Career of Margaret Stewart, Countess of Angus and Mar, c.1354-c.1418

Steve Boardman.

in Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300–1625

July 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 9753 words.

The most important and compelling political, social and juridical ties in late medieval Scotland are commonly held to be those between male kinsmen who presented themselves as part of a...

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Murder Will Out: Kingship, Kinship and Killing in Medieval Scotland

Alexander Grant.

in Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300–1625

July 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 16824 words.

This chapter places Scottish bloodfeud in the context of recent studies of elite violence in late medieval Germany, France and England. It then provides a detailed analysis of royal...

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Rethinking the Justice of the Feud in Sixteenth-Century Scotland

A. Mark Godfrey.

in Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300–1625

July 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 8826 words.

This chapter critically examines existing interpretations of development of central authority and state institutions in Scotland, suggesting an alternative approach in which the...

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Royal Gifts and Gift-Exchange in Sixteenth-Century Anglo-Scottish Politics

Felicity Heal.

in Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300–1625

July 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 8580 words.

Early modern diplomacy was fructified by the giving of gifts. Ambassadors were rewarded with plate and other offerings at the conclusion of their business. They in turn brought presents...

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‘Scotland will be the Ending of all Empires’: Mr Thomas Murray and King James VI and I

Jamie Reid-Baxter.

in Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300–1625

July 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 8598 words.

Thomas Murray, a convinced presbyterian who was nonetheless tutor and then secretary to Prince Charles, and died as provost of Eton, has been little explored by historians or literary...

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The Stewart Realm: Changing the Landscape

Keith M. Brown.

in Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300–1625

July 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 6904 words.

This chapter offers a personal view of Jenny Wormald’s career as seen by one of her leading doctoral students. It discusses the impact made by some of her seminal works and sets them in...

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Tame Magnates? The Justiciars of Later Medieval Scotland

Hector Macqueen.

in Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300–1625

July 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 13172 words.

The justiciars of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries were, like their predecessors, drawn from the ranks of the magnates. Generally speaking they were also men prominent elsewhere in...

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‘We Bund and Obleiss Us Never More to Querrell’: Bonds, Private Obliga tions and Public Justice in the Reign of James VI1

Anna Groundwater.

in Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300–1625

July 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 8289 words.

This chapter explores the process of bonding during the reign of James VI, and the complex set of motivations, including obligations of kinship, allegiance and lordship, which helped to...

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