King, Andy and Penman, Michael A. (eds.)
England and Scotland in the fourteenth century: new perspectives,
Woodbridge, UK, Boydell Press, 288pp.
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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 , Neville's cross  or Otterburn , 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.
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
3) `Shock and Awe': The Use of Terror as a Psychological Weapon during the Bruce-Balliol Civil War, 1332-8
4) The Scots and Guns
5) Edward Balliol: A Re-evaluation of his Early Career, c. 1282-1332
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'?
8) Dividing the Spoils: War, Schism and Religious Patronage on the Anglo-Scottish Border, c. 1332-c.1400
9) The Pope, the Scots, and their `Self-Styled' King: John XXII's Anglo-Scottish Policy, 1316-1334
10) Sovereignty, Diplomacy and Petitioning: Scotland and the English Parliament in the First Half of the Fourteenth Century
11) National and Political Identity in Anglo-Scottish Relations, c. 1286-1377: A Governmental Perspective
12) Anglici caudati: Abuse of the English in Fourteenth-Century ScottishChronicles, Literature and Records
13) Anglo-Scottish Relations in the Later Fourteenth Century: Alienation or Acculturation?
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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