Here is a table of the major earls in the 16th century, with particular thought to the lords Mary had to deal with. Very much not exhaustive, but just toRead More
In general James successfully re-established the best of laissez faire Scottish monarchy; a light touch on the vast majority of subjects, allowing magnates to exercise authority and justice in theirRead More
A handy chart of the holders of 5 politically influential Scottish Earldoms in the 16th century.
The efforts to persuade the Pope of Robert Bruce’s right led in 1320 to one of the most famous documents in Scottish history – the Letter of the Barons –Read More
In May 1297, a man called William Heselrig was murdered in Clydesdale. Heselrig was one of the many Englishmen called northwards to serve their king; he had been made sheriffRead More
Maps of the location of Scottish towns
Regnal list of the Canmores