Monthly Archives: July 2011

This week – 26-29 July 1296

While on progress through the kingdom of Scotland, Edward I stayed at Elgin in Moray where Robert, bishop of Glasgow, Alexander, earl of Menteith, and several other Scots performed fealty to him as their liege-lord in his presence. These documents … Continue reading

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This week – 18 July 1299

After spending three years as a (leniently treated) prisoner in England, John Balliol arrived at Wissant-sur-Mer, France, in papal custody. He had been transferred into the custody of the bishop of Vicenza by the terms of an Anglo-French treaty. He … Continue reading

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July FoM now online

Read July’s Feature of the Month here. Written by Amanda Beam, a research associate on the project, this piece examines efforts by William Wallace to have the exiled King John Balliol restored to the Scottish throne.

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July 2011 – The Attempted Restoration

The Attempted Restoration: Wallace’s Support of King John, 1299–1302 Amanda Beam, Research Associate   This month’s feature focuses on several documents that will not be included in the project’s database because – as they related to events beyond the kingdom … Continue reading

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This week – 11 July 1274

Robert Bruce – the future Robert I – was born, probably at Turnberry Castle, Ayrshire. He was the son of Robert Bruce (d.1304) and Marjory, countess of Carrick. ‘Good King Robert’, as he was later known, is one of the … Continue reading

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This week – 7 July 1307

King Edward I died of dysentery at Burgh-by-Sands in Cumberland. Before his death, Edward apparently wished that his heart be removed and his flesh boiled from his bones so that his bones could lead the English army against the Scots. … Continue reading

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This week – 2 July 1296

At Kincardine, John Balliol wrote to Edward I acknowledging that he had ‘by evil and false counsel, and our own folly grievously offended and angered our lord Edward’, and had defied him by renouncing his homage. Here he seems to … Continue reading

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