New Perspectives Conference – 23 August 2013

New perspectives on the Scottish Wars of Independence: Scotland and the governance of England in the thirteenth century

A free conference marking the end of the ‘Breaking of Britain’ AHRC-funded project (see www.breakingofbritain.ac.uk for details).

 

Friday 23 August

Senate Room, Gilbert Scott Building, Univ. of Glasgow

9.30 Registration

9.45 Preliminaries

Part I: Setting the scene

10.00–11.00

Chair: Keith Stringer

Dauvit Broun, ‘English history as background to the Scottish Wars of Independence’.

Beth Hartland, ‘The People of Northern England database [PoNE]: Cumberland, Westmorland and Northumberland, 1216–1286’.

 

11.00–11.30: Teas & coffees

 

Part II: Government and people in Northern England

11.30–12.30

Chair: Keith Stringer

David Carpenter, ‘The King’s Government in Northern England in the thirteenth century’.

Richard Cassidy, ‘Sheriffs, kings and rebels in Cumberland and Northumberland’.

 

12.30–14.00: Sandwich lunch and book launch:

Matthew Hammond (ed.), New Perspectives on Medieval Scotland 1093–1286 (The Boydell Press)

Forms will also be available for a discount on the paperback publication of Dauvit Broun, Scottish Independence and the Idea of Britain from the Picts to Alexander III (EUP; hbk 2007), which is published today.

 

Part III: English politics in Scotland

14.00–15.00

Chair: Matthew Hammond

John Reuben Davies, ‘England in the Chronicle of Melrose’.

Fergus Oakes, ‘Alexander III and the Barons’ Wars’.

 

15.00–15.30: Teas & coffees

 

Part IV: Law and political ideas in the construction of Scottish independence

15.30–16.30

Chair: Matthew Hammond

Sophie Ambler, ‘The Montfortian revolution and Scottish political thought’.

Sarah Tebbit, ‘The legal context of the formulation of nationhood in early fourteenth-century Scottish texts’.

 

 

Registration is available at http://newperspectives.eventbrite.co.uk/. If you are interested in lunch and teas/coffee, you will need to register no later than Monday 19 August.