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Gaelic in Medieval Scotland: Advent and Expansion: Sir John Rhys Memorial Lecture

Thomas Owen Clancy

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on Gaelic advent and expansion in medieval Scotland given at the British Academy's 2009 Sir John Rhŷs Memorial Lecture. This text reviews the evidence for ... More


Lordship and Society in Twelfth-century Clydesdale

Alexander Grant

in Power and Identity in the Middle Ages: Essays in Memory of Rees Davies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199285464
eISBN:
9780191700330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285464.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the late 11th century ‘old’ Scotland had a two-part territorial structure, in which earldoms and lordships intermingled with extensive areas under much more direct royal control that were probably ... More


Origins and early years, 1505–1581

Helen M. Dingwall

in A Famous and Flourishing Society: The History of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1505-2005

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615674
eISBN:
9780748653355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615674.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the origins and early years of the Incorporation. The origins of the Incorporation owed much to the general background of the period. Just as other groups had done, barbers and ... More


Written Law and the Maintenance of Order, 1124–1230

Alice Taylor

in The Shape of the State in Medieval Scotland, 1124–1290

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198749202
eISBN:
9780191813399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749202.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter identifies two major shifts in how law was made and order maintained between 1124 and 1230. The first was one where kings gradually took away the primary responsibility for actually ... More


The Development of a Common Law, 1230–90

Alice Taylor

in The Shape of the State in Medieval Scotland, 1124–1290

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198749202
eISBN:
9780191813399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749202.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter puts forward a new view of the development of a Scottish common law in the thirteenth century. The type of justice kings offered transformed over the century; royal justice was delegated ... More


Bannockburn: The Scottish War and the British Isles 1307-1323

Michael Brown

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633326
eISBN:
9780748672127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633326.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The battle of Bannockburn, fought on the fields south of Stirling at midsummer 1314, is the best-known event in the history of Medieval Scotland. It was a unique event. The clash of two armies, each ... More


Conclusion: The Shape of the State in Medieval Scotland

Alice Taylor

in The Shape of the State in Medieval Scotland, 1124–1290

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198749202
eISBN:
9780191813399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749202.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The conclusion outlines how Scottish royal government developed over the longue durée, and suggests reasons why the late twelfth century has emerged as a particularly key period of governmental ... More


Parliament in Context, 1235–1707

Keith Brown and Alan MacDonald (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748614868
eISBN:
9780748672233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614868.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This is the third volume in The History of the Scottish Parliament. The contributors have taken advantage of the Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to discuss a comprehensive range of key themes ... More


Common Burdens in the Regnum Scottorum

Alice Taylor

in The Shape of the State in Medieval Scotland, 1124–1290

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198749202
eISBN:
9780191813399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749202.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the resources generally available to the kings of Scots throughout their kingdom. It argues that land within the kingdom was assessed fiscally, and that these fiscal units were ... More


Interpreting Scots Measurement Terms: a Cautionary Tale

A. D. C. Simpson

in Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622818
eISBN:
9780748653362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622818.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Weights and measures were as much a part of the social fabric of medieval times as they are today. Measurement units were used in the trade of foodstuffs, raw materials, and many furnished goods. In ... More


Was it Murder? John Comyn of Badenoch and William, Earl of Douglas

W. D. H. Sellar

in Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622818
eISBN:
9780748653362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622818.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter revisits two of the most famous killings in later medieval Scotland, almost invariably referred to by historians as ‘murder’, to see how they are described by contemporaries: the killing ... More


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