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England and Scotland in the fourteenth century: new perspectives

King, Andy and Penman, Michael A. (eds.) (2007) England and Scotland in the fourteenth century: new perspectives, Woodbridge, UK, Boydell Press, 288pp.

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Abstract

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

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Published date: 16 August 2007
Additional Information: 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

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Local EPrints ID: 48332
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/48332
ISBN: 1843833182
PURE UUID: e84de826-bd01-4c3b-a074-98505496b582

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Date deposited: 13 Sep 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:00

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Editor: Andy King
Editor: Michael A. Penman

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