By Boardman, Stephen I.; Goodare, Julian; Wormald, Jenny

Encouraged by way of Jenny's paintings, the individuals take on questions together with: How a long way can medieval subject matters akin to 'lordship' functionality within the overdue 16th-century global of Reformation and country formation? How did the Scottish realm healthy into wider British and ecu styles? What did it suggest for Scotland to be a 'medieval' country, and whilst did it stop to be one?

Ranging from the fourteenth to the 17th century the ebook analyses the binds that sure jointly pre-modern societies. New insights are provided into the reigns of, among others, James II, James III, Mary, queen of Scots and James VI, whereas the announcement of Arbroath is reassessed. Wormald's famously upbeat overview of the achievements of Stewart Renaissance monarchy and the team spirit of the Scottish polity within the 15th and 16th centuries is tested in a chain of chapters that increase additional, amend or contest her interpretations

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I will end on a personal note, as I had the very great privilege of being taught as an undergraduate by Jenny and having her as my PhD supervisor. Both experiences were unforgettable, and it is because of her inspirational teaching and relentless questioning that I ended up following a career in Scottish History. My first awareness of Jenny was in the second term of the 1975‒6 session at the University of Glasgow where I enrolled at the last minute in Scottish History, largely because of the restrictions in the timetable and because I had read Nigel Tranter’s Bruce trilogy while working in the steelworks that summer.

One document type where these sentiments could be invoked with particular clarity was the charter of tailzie (entail), by which landowners sought to regulate the descent of property rights to the advantage of family members who might not otherwise have had strong claims on part or all of a lord’s estates after his death. 6 A charter of entail of 1356 by Robert the Steward to Sir John Stewart of Crookston (with a destination to John’s brothers Walter and Alexander and their heirs male) was, 33 Entails were also used to direct resources to younger or illegitimate sons and daughters or other non-lineal relatives.

335. See also no. 502 for similar phrasing in a charter conveying lands in Drem to William Lindsay of the Byres. 305 (15 June 1367); NLS, Crawford and Balcarres Muniments B5 (20 December 1379) and B6 (19 October 1378); RMS, i, 653, 686. 9 There were other indications of a late medieval concern with, and an elevation of, the surname. 10 The imagined or assumed correlation between lordly title and status as head of kin was made explicit in 1489 in a parliamentary discussion of the competing claims of a number of individuals to the title Lord Sinclair.

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