By A. D. M. Barrell
This can be a one-volume historical past of medieval Scotland, targeting the interval among the center of the 11th century and the Reformation and taking complete account of contemporary scholarship. it really is basically a political and ecclesiastical examine, analysing the improvement of the associations of the Scottish country, clash and co-operation among the crown and the the Aristocracy, kinfolk with exterior powers, the background of the church in Scotland, and the formation of a particular Scottish id. The Wars of Independence are tested of their historic context, and components of id and alter are pointed out around the entire interval. specific emphasis is put upon kinfolk among center and outer edge in medieval Scotland and at the problems skilled by way of the crown in implementing royal authority within the north and west.
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