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Kings, lords and men in Scotland and Britain, 1300-1625 : by Boardman, Stephen I.; Goodare, Julian; Wormald, Jenny

By Boardman, Stephen I.; Goodare, Julian; Wormald, Jenny

Encouraged by way of Jenny's paintings, the individuals take on questions together with: How a long way can medieval issues corresponding to 'lordship' functionality within the overdue 16th-century international of Reformation and country formation? How did the Scottish realm healthy into wider British and eu styles? What did it suggest for Scotland to be a 'medieval' nation, and while did it stop to be one?

Ranging from the fourteenth to the 17th century the publication analyses the binds that certain jointly pre-modern societies. New insights are provided into the reigns of, among others, James II, James III, Mary, queen of Scots and James VI, whereas the statement of Arbroath is reassessed. Wormald's famously upbeat evaluation of the achievements of Stewart Renaissance monarchy and the harmony of the Scottish polity within the 15th and 16th centuries is tested in a sequence of chapters that enhance extra, amend or contest her interpretations

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Brown argues that the king and Douglas went on to co-operate constructively in 1453 and 1454, and that the bond was therefore effective. Only in early 1455 did a fresh dispute arise between the king and the earl – and, on this occasion, the earl’s political position was too weak to enable him to withstand royal pressure. Ironically, this was partly because of the success of the Lanark bond, which had settled the previous dispute and removed the earl’s ability to present himself as aggrieved concerning the killing of his brother.

44 Meanwhile she has taken on the role of Chair of the Scottish Medievalists Conference, a role to which she has brought her characteristic energy and determination, becoming more engaged in public debate than her predecessors. VI It would have been much easier to use this opportunity only to praise Jenny, underlining all the points where she got it right, but I think that would disappoint her. Mostly she did get it right, but she also left us with some very big questions that still need to be resolved, with some gaps that need to be filled in, and with some characteristic overstatements that may need to be modified.

C. ), Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900 (Proceedings of the British Academy, vol. 127: Oxford, 2005), 13‒35; Jenny Wormald, ‘The happier marriage partner: the impact of the union of the crowns in Scotland’, in Glenn Burgess, Rowland Wymer and Jason Lawrence (eds), The Accession of James I: Historical and Cultural Consequences (Basingstoke, 2006), 69‒87. ), The New Cambridge Medieval History, vol. 1500 (Cambridge, 1998), 514‒31; Jenny Wormald, ‘Godly reformer, godless monarch: John Knox and Mary Queen of Scots’, in Roger A.

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