By Boardman, Stephen I.; Goodare, Julian; Wormald, Jenny
Encouraged via Jenny's paintings, the members take on questions together with: How a ways can medieval issues corresponding to 'lordship' functionality within the past due 16th-century international of Reformation and nation formation? How did the Scottish realm healthy into wider British and eu styles? What did it suggest for Scotland to be a 'medieval' nation, and whilst did it stop to be one?
Ranging from the fourteenth to the 17th century the publication 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 assertion of Arbroath is reassessed. Wormald's famously upbeat review 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 sequence of chapters that advance extra, amend or contest her interpretations
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Extra resources for Kings, lords and men in Scotland and Britain, 1300-1625 : essays in honour of Jenny Wormald
The Scottish Nation: A History of the Scots from Independence to Union (London, 1972), 46‒59. 20 KINGS, LORDS AND MEN IN SCOTLAND AND BRITAIN publications that laid out the Wormald agenda. 2 Jenny had laid down a marker that signalled an interest in James VI, a monarch she would later wholly reinterpret, especially for a wider British audience. Meanwhile, in 1977, Jenny edited a collection of essays on fifteenth-century Scottish society, offering a radical revision of a period best known until then for bloody and turbulent politics, weak and backward government, and an absence of high culture.
Steve Boardman, ‘Late medieval Scotland and the matter of Britain’, in Edward J. Cowan and Richard J. Finlay (eds), Scottish History: The Power of the Past (Edinburgh, 2002), 47‒72, at pp. 51‒5. LIX, ed. John Fullarton (Bannatyne Club, 1829). For the emergence of Lords of Parliament see Alexander Grant, ‘The development of the Scottish peerage’, SHR 57 (1978), 1‒27. Locative titles, such as Lords Crichton of Sanquhar, Hay of Yester and Abernethy of Rothiemay, seem to have been used where the surname had already been employed in the designation of an established lordship.
Marchandisse and B. Schnerb (eds), La bâtardise et l’exercise du pouvoir (XIIIe–début XVIe siècle) (Bruxelles, Publications des Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis) forthcoming. My thanks to Dr Grant for the chance to view this work ahead of publication. 13 In the absence of an authoritative examination of these themes as they affected the late medieval Scottish aristocracy any observations offered here must necessarily be regarded as tentative. It is, however, worth emphasising that Margaret was not a unique figure in the fourteenth- and fifteenth-century realm.