Monthly Archives: February 2013

This week – 24 February 1303

The Scots, led by John Comyn of Badenoch and Sir Simon Fraser, defeat the English under the command of Sir John Segrave at the Battle of Roslin in Midlothian. It was a decisive Scottish victory and Comyn received much praise … Continue reading

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September 2012 – Dervorguilla of Galloway

Dervorguilla, daughter of Alan of Galloway and Lady of Balliol Amanda Beam, Research Associate[1]   There are many reasons to choose Dervorguilla de Balliol as our featured person of the month. She was the daughter of a leading noble in … Continue reading

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This week – 23 February 1302

John de Soules, guardian of Scotland, wrote to King Philip IV of France undertaking to observe the truce with England.

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This week – 10 February 1306

John Comyn, lord of Badenoch, and his uncle, Richard Comyn, were murdered by Robert Bruce and his men at Dumfries. The murder was, according to later chroniclers, the result of a betrayal by Comyn to Edward I of an agreement … Continue reading

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This week – 5 February 1292

Pope Nicholas IV granted an indulgence to those who should visit the church of the Augustinian prioress and convent of St Leonard’s Perth, on the feasts of the Blessed Virgin and St Leonard, and in their octaves.

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