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Outlaws of Medieval Scotland

Challenges to the Canmore Kings 1058 - 1266

By: Andrew McDonald

Price: CAD $40.00

Publisher: BIRLINN LIMITED

Imprint: John Donald

202 Pages

9.2 X 6.1 ins

ISBN:  9781910900000 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 08/26/2019

The history of the so-called Canmore kings in Scotland, from the reign of Malcolm lll (1058-1093) down to that of Alexander lll (1249-1286), is marked by an array of insurrections led by discontented dynasts and native warlords with grievances against these kings. From well-known events like the invasion of Somerled of Argyll in 1164 to lesser-known challenges like that from Donald MacWillliam in the 1180s, the book offers a systematic exploration of the leaders of insurrection.

R. Andrew McDonald is Professor of History at Brock University, Canada, where he was the founding director of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. He is the author of many books, book chapters and articles on medieval Scottish, Hebridean and Manx history, including The Kingdom of the Isles: Scotland's Western Seaboard, c.1100-c.1336, and is co-editor of The Viking Age: A Reader and Alba: Celtic Scotland in the Middle Ages.



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