New Perspectives Conference – 23 August 2013

New perspectives on the Scottish Wars of Independence: Scotland and the governance of England in the thirteenth century A free conference marking the end of the ‘Breaking of Britain’ AHRC-funded project (see for details).   Friday 23 August Senate Room, Gilbert … Continue reading


Introductory Podcast In this podcast, project investigators Dauvit Broun, David Carpenter and Keith Stringer discuss the historical background to the Wars of Independence, the nature of cross-border society and the objectives of the Breaking of Britain project.   William Wallace … Continue reading

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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

People of Medieval Scotland launched!

The People of Medieval Scotland database was successfully launched by Michael Russell, MSP, on 5 September 2012 at the University of Glasgow. The database is an extension of the original database developed for the Paradox of Medieval Scotland project and … Continue reading

Creation of Scotland – Sunday Times

In an article entitled ‘English landlords were key to Bannockburn breakaway’ published in The Sunday Times Scotland on 5 August a garbled account is given of the May 2012 Feature of the Month. There are no ‘documents going into a … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

People of Medieval Scotland website launch!

LAUNCH OF  PEOPLE OF MEDIEVAL SCOTLAND 1093-1314  NEW ON-LINE LEARNING RESOURCE AND RESEARCH TOOL    By Michael Russell MSP Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Scottish Government  6.30–8.30pm, Wednesday 5 September 2012 Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre, University of … Continue reading

New PoMS database to be launched soon!

A new version of our PoMS database will go live the week of 20 August 2012. This will incorporate several updates, including a new faceted browser and the addition of material up to 1314. The new version will be officially launched on … Continue reading

Read the April Feature of the Month

The April FoM, written by our Principal Investigator, Professor Dauvit Broun, is now online! Read it here….

New March Feature online!

The March Feature of the Month, written by Matthew Hammond, is now online. Read it here.

Read the new FoMs!

Matthew Hammond has written our latest FoMs, for January and February, in which he investigates the people in the Ragman Roll. For January, click here. For February, click here.

December FoM online!

The newest Feature of the Month, for December 2011, is now online. Written by Research Associate John Reuben Davies, it once again examines the Ragman Roll. Read it here.

November FoM now online

The newest Feature of the Month, written by Research Associate John Reuben Davies, is now online. Read about the Making of the Ragman Roll here.

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’.

September FoM in the News

Press Coverage for Feature of the Month, September 2011: “Glasgow University Academic Reveals the True Story Behind William Wallace’s Rising Against the English”: Press Release, University of Glasgow (14 September 2011)   Online News Media “Academic says William Wallace was rebellion … Continue reading

September FoM now online!

Read more about Wallace’s rise to leadership in 1297 and about the Guardians of Scotland in 1286 in our newest Feature of the Month, written by Professor Dauvit Broun.

New August FoM now online

This month’s Feature of the Month is now on-line. Written by our Principal Investigator, Dauvit Broun, it looks at a newly discovered Latin chronicle. You can read it here.

July FoM now online

Read July’s Feature of the Month here. Written by Amanda Beam, a research associate on the project, this piece examines efforts by William Wallace to have the exiled King John Balliol restored to the Scottish throne.

Day Conference on the Chronicle of Melrose

The Breaking of Britain and The Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies University of Glasgow Day Conference: Thursday 1 September 2011 “The Chronicle of Melrose and other literature associated with Melrose Abbey” 3 University Gardens (Celtic & Gaelic), University of … Continue reading

Execution of Wallace in the news

Press Coverage for Feature of the Month, May 2011: ‘Did William Wallace Aspire to be King of Scotland?’, Press Release, University of Glasgow (16 May 2011) Online News Media ‘William Wallace “Wanted to be King of Scotland”’, BBC News website … Continue reading

John Davies talks about Wallace on BBC Newsdrive!

Click here to go to BBC iPlayer and listen to John Reuben Davies speak about his recent find at The National Archives, London. This episode of Newdrive (16 May) will be available on iPlayer for seven days.

BoB press release!

The University of Glasgow has issued a press release for the May Feature of the Month, written by John Reuben Davies. Click here to read the release. The release was also picked up by various news outlets. Click here to … Continue reading

New Feature of the Month online

John Reuben Davies, a research associate on the project, has written the third of our Features of the Month, on the execution of William Wallace in 1305. Read it here.

April Feature of the Month now online

Our second Feature of the Month, by project team member Andrew Smith, is now online – read it here

Read the new Feature of the Month!

Andrew Smith, a member of the project team, has written our new Feature of the Month, read it here.

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