England and Scotland in the Fourteenth Century: New Perspectives

England and Scotland in the Fourteenth Century: New Perspectives

Edited by Andy King, Michael A. Penman

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Overview

Overview

Were the English and the Scots always at loggerheads in the fourteenth century? The essays here offer a more nuanced picture.
Typical accounts of Anglo-Scottish relations over the whole fourteenth century tends to present a sustained period of bitter enmity, described routinely by stock-phrases such as 'endemic warfare', and typified by battles such as Bannockburn (1314), Neville's cross (1346) or Otterburn (1388), border-raiding and the capture of James I of Scotland by English pirates in 1406. However, as this collection shows, the situation was far more complex. Drawing together new perspectives from new and leading researchers, the essays investigate the great complexity of Anglo-Scottish tensions in this most momentous of centuries and in doing so often reveal a far more ambivalent and at times even a peaceful and productive Anglo-Scottish dynamic. The topics treated include military campaigns and ethos; the development of artillery; the leading 'Disinherited' Anglo-Scot, Edward Balliol; Scots in English allegiance and Border Society; religious patronage; Papal relations; the effect of dealings with Scotland on England's government and parliament; identity, ethnicity and otherness; and shared values and acculturation.
Contributors: AMANDA BEAM, MICHAEL BROWN, DAVID CALDWELL, GWILYM DODD, ANTHONY GOODMAN, ANDY KING, SARAH LAYFIELD, IAIN MACINNES, RICHARD ORAM, MICHAEL PENMAN, ANDREA RUDDICK AND DAVID SIMPKIN.

Details

August 2007
282 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9781843833185
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HBJD1, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Anglo-Scottish Relations in the Fourteenth Century - An Overview of Recent Research
The English Army and the Scottish Campaign of 1310-11 - David Simpkin
`Shock and Awe': The Use of Terror as a Psychological Weapon during the Bruce-Balliol Civil War, 1332-8 -
The Scots and Guns - David Caldwell
Edward Balliol: A Re-evaluation of his Early Career, c. 1282-1332 - Amanda Beam
Scoti Anglicati: Scots in Plantagenet Allegiance during the Fourteenth Century -
Best of Enemies: Were the Fourteenth-Century Anglo-Scottish Marches a `Frontier Society'? - Andy King
Dividing the Spoils: War, Schism and Religious Patronage on the Anglo-Scottish Border, c. 1332-c.1400 - Kirsty McAlister, Reviews Editor
The Pope, the Scots, and their `Self-Styled' King: John XXII's Anglo-Scottish Policy, 1316-1334 - Sarah Layfield
Sovereignty, Diplomacy and Petitioning: Scotland and the English Parliament in the First Half of the Fourteenth Century - Gwilym Dodd
National and Political Identity in Anglo-Scottish Relations, c. 1286 -1377: A Governmental Perspective - Andrea Ruddick
Anglici caudati: Abuse of the English in Fourteenth-Century Scottish Chronicles, Literature and Records - David Simpkin
Anglo-Scottish Relations in the Later Fourteenth Century: Alienation or Acculturation? -

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