IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1511: The Auld Other: England and Scotland at Peace and War in the Late Middle Ages, I

Thursday 6 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Sean Cunningham, The National Archives, Kew
Andy King, Department of History, University of Southampton
Moderator/Chair:Sean Cunningham, The National Archives, Kew
Paper 1511-aUnlucky for Some?: The 13-Year Anglo-Scots Truce of Bishopthorpe, c. 1323, Revisited
(Language: English)
Paul R. Dryburgh, The National Archives, London
Index terms: Administration, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1511-b'Edward, by the Grace of God, King of Scotland': English and Scottish Perceptions of the Kingship of Edward Balliol, 1332-1356
(Language: English)
Andy King, Department of History, University of Southampton
Index terms: Military History, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1511-cThe Scottish Other: Support for the Balliol Kingship during the Second War of Independence, 1332-1357
(Language: English)
Iain A. MacInnes, Centre for History, University of the Highlands & Islands, Dornoch
Index terms: Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

England and Scotland remained formally at war throughout the later Middle Ages (save for two very short-lived peace treaties). This strand of three sessions will examine various aspects of Anglo-Scottish relations in this period, discussing how interactions between Englishmen and Scots, and their perceptions of each other, were shaped by intermittent but persistent hostilities. This session will focus on the first half of the 14th century, covering the truce of 1323 (the first long truce since 1306); and perceptions of, and support for, the regime of Edward Balliol, a King of Scots who depended on English support.