Monthly Archives: October 2011

This week – 22-23 October 1295

Treaty of ‘Auld Alliance’ between Scotland and France was concluded in Paris. The treaty, at least on paper, was one of a mutual Franco-Scottish alliance against King Edward of England. Militarily, though, it was one-sided in France’s favour. Scotland was … Continue reading

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New October FoM now online!

Read the new Feature of the Month, written by one of our Co-Investigators, Professor David Carpenter, in which he examines the treatise ‘The Scottish King’s Household’.

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October 2011 – The Scottish King’s Household

‘The Scottish King’s Household’ and English Ideas of Constitutional Reform Professor David Carpenter, Co-Investigator Historians of medieval Scotland have long appreciated the importance of a treatise which its first editor, Mary Bateson, entitled ‘The Scottish King’s Household’.[1] Written in French, … Continue reading

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This week – 18/19 October 1216

King John of England died at Newark, and was later buried at Worcester Cathedral. His death prompted the end of hostilities between England and Scotland and the submission later that year by Alexander II to John’s young heir, Henry III.

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This week – 11 October 1297

Andrew Murray and William Wallace, leaders of the army of the kingdom of Scotland, and the community of the same, issued a letter to the mayors and communities of Lubeck and Hamburg informing them that merchants can now have safe … Continue reading

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This week – 7 October 1290

Bishop William Fraser of St Andrews wrote to King Edward of England, noting that he had heard rumours that Margaret, granddaughter of King Alexander III, died en route to Scotland from Norway. Upon hearing the news, as he reported, Robert … Continue reading

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