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 outlawed and landholders had to choose between their Scottish or English lands. The act was significant to Bruce’s kingship and authority as it meant those who held Scottish lands were loyal to him. However, it also created problems later from the ‘disinherited’ lords who sought to reclaim their lands after Bruce’s death in 1329. The redistribution of lands from his enemies to his supporters also unbalanced local authority in some areas.

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