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England and Scotland, 1286-1603

by Andy King, Claire Etty

Part of the British History in Perspective Series

England and Scotland, 1286-1603 Synopsis

On a stormy night in 1286, a man fell off his horse and broke his neck, setting two kingdoms on a 300-year course of war. Edward I seized the opportunity to pursue English claims to overlordship of Scotland; William Wallace and Robert Bruce headed the 'patriotic' resistance. Their collision shaped the history, politics and nationhood of the two realms, and dragged in a third with the formation of the Franco-Scottish Auld Alliance. It also created a unique society on both sides of the Anglo-Scottish border. What prevented peace from breaking out? And how, at the dawn of the seventeenth century, could a Scottish king succeed, peacefully and unopposed, to the Auld Enemy's throne? Andy King and Claire Etty trace the fractious relationship between England and Scotland from the death of Alexander III to the accession of James VI as James I of England. Spanning medieval and early modern history, this book is the ideal starting point for students studying Anglo-Scottish relations up to the Union.

England and Scotland, 1286-1603 Press Reviews

'A very accessible, direct and entertaining overview of Anglo-Scottish relations from the Wars to James I's accession.' - Michael Penman, University of Stirling, UK

Book Information

ISBN: 9780230282339
Publication date: 6th October 2015
Author: Andy King, Claire Etty
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700,

About Andy King, Claire Etty

Andy King is Lecturer in History at the University of Southampton, UK. Claire Etty is Senior Assistant Researcher at the Oxford English Dictionary, UK.

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