IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 307: England and Scotland at Peace and War in the Later Middle Ages, III

Monday 1 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Claire Etty, Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford University Press
Andy King, Department of History, University of Southampton
Moderator/Chair:James Bothwell, School of History, University of Leicester
Paper 307-a'King Robert now was wele at hycht': Bannockburn and the 'Decisive Battle' Paradigm
(Language: English)
Andy King, Department of History, University of Southampton
Andy King, Department of History, University of Southampton
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 307-bAndrew de Harcla (c. 1270-1323), 1st Earl of Carlisle: Hero or Villain of the Anglo-Scottish Wars?
(Language: English)
Gary Baker, School of History, University of East Anglia
Gary Baker, School of History, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 307-cEngland and Scotland at War: The Geraldine League and Anglo-Scottish Relations, c. 1535-1550
(Language: English)
Simon Egan, School of History, University College Cork
Simon Egan, School of History, University College Cork
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

This strand of three sessions will examine various aspects of Anglo-Scottish relations from the 13th to the 16th centuries, discussing how interactions between Englishmen and Scots, and their perceptions of each other, were shaped by a period of peaceful co-existence followed by intermittent but persistent hostilities. The third session will discuss whether the battle of Bannockburn was as ‘decisive’ as has usually been supposed; whether Sir Andrew de Harcla was a hero or, as he was remembered in official documents, ‘the king’s enemy and rebel’; and the role played by the so-called Geraldine League in Anglo-Scottish relations in the wake of the Kildare rebellion.