Monthly Archives: November 2012

July 2012 – The ‘deposition clause’ in the Declaration of Arbroath

Rereading the ‘deposition clause’ in the Declaration of Arbroath[1] Dauvit Broun (Principal Investigator)   In late 1319 and early 1320 papal pressure on Robert I (Bruce) and his government to submit to Edward II of England was at its most … Continue reading

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This week – 29 November 1289

William, dean of the Merse, cites Sir David Graham over the payment of money to the Holy Land subsidy.

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This week – 20 November 1292

Following his election as king of Scots during the proceedings known as the Great Cause, John Balliol gave fealty to King Edward I.

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This week – 15 November 1299

Edward I writes to his men in Annandale noting that he has assigned Richard Siward and Master Richard of Abingdon to make provisions for Lochmaben Castle, and commands his men there to give them assistance as necessary.  

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Border Society Conference – 6 July 2013

Border Society: States, Governance and People, c.1150–c.1300 Faraday Lecture Theatre, Lancaster University from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, Saturday 6 July 2013   A conference in association with the AHRC-project The Breaking of Britain: Cross-Border Society and Scottish Independence, 1216–1314 … Continue reading

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This week – 6 November 1314

Following the victory at Bannockburn, Robert Bruce held a parliament at Cambuskenneth. By this parliament, those who had not come into Bruce’s peace and allegiance were disinherited and deprived of their lands in Scotland. In essence, cross-border landholding was now … Continue reading

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