Wallace Letters Exhibition 15 August – 8 September 2012

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) is shortly launching an exhibition at the Scottish Parliament, to show the 1300 letter from King Philip IV recently loaned to NRS by The National Archives, and the Lubeck letter, in the context of their times.  The exhibition will be generally open 15 August-8 September, except Sundays (it will also be open on 10 and 11 August, but the exhibition cannot be viewed 12-14 August inclusive).

Alongside the exhibition, there will be three talks and a debate, as follows:

These two talks are on Wednesday 22 August, and will both be in the New Register House Dome (adjacent to General Register House):

10.00-11.00 Dr Alan Borthwick (National Records of Scotland), ‘Symbols of kingship and lordship: seals on Scottish official documents, 1286-1306’

11.00 – 11.30 refreshment break

11.30-12.30 Dr John Reuben Davies (University of Glasgow) ‘The Making of the Ragman Roll: Edward I and the Fealty and Homage of the Scots’

These talks are open to the general public, although there are limited seats available.  To attend, it is essential to book in advance – either to alan [dot] borthwick [at] nas [dot] gov [dot] uk, or by phoning 0131-242-5810.  You may book to attend either of the talks, or both.


The following two events are on Friday 24 August, and are at the Scottish parliament building itself

10.00-11.00 Dr Amanda Beam (University of Glasgow) ‘The Attempted Restoration: Wallace’s Support of King John, 1299-1302’ – see http://www.festivalofpolitics.org.uk/82.htm for more information and to book tickets to attend.

11.30-12.30 A debate: ‘Sir William Wallace, Scotland and the wider world’ – the panel comprises Dr Fiona Watson, Dr Sandy Grant (University of Lancaster), Dr David Ditchburn (Trinity College, Dublin) and Professor Michael Prestwich (University of Durham); the debate will be chaired by the Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick MSP. The debate is scheduled to take place in the main debating chamber itself.  To get the debating chamber for the debate is a real prize for us, as you’d imagine.  See http://www.festivalofpolitics.org.uk/84.htm for more information and to book tickets to attend.

Again these events, which are part of the Parliament’s Festival of Politics, will be open to the general public.


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