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Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300-1625

Essays in Honour of Jenny Wormald

Edited by Steve Boardman, Julian Goodare

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Essays by leading scholars on kingship and lordship in late medieval and early modern Scotland and Britain

Late medieval and early modern Scottish history has seen much recent work on ‘kingship’ and ‘lordship’. But the 15th century and the 16th century are usually studied separately. This book brings them together in a fitting collection in tribute to Jenny Wormald, one of the few scholars to bridge this divide.

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About the Author

Stephen Boardman is Lecturer in Scottish History in the Department of Scottish History, University of Edinburgh. He was previously Mackie Lecturer in History at the University of Aberdeen, and has held the Glenfiddich Research Fellowship at St Andrews. He is the author of The Early Stewart Kings: Robert II and Robert III (2007).

Julian Goodare is Reader in History at the University of Edinburgh. He is an Associate Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.


'The work of the late Jenny Wormald on the operation of noble power and the disastrous reign of Mary, Queen of Scots, has been of fundamental importance in the reassessment of later medieval and early modern Scottish society and politics undertaken over the past forty years... In this volume of essays her colleagues, students and friends pay fitting and affectionate tribute by explaining the importance of her work—especially in introductory chapters by Steve Boardman, Julian Goodare and Keith Brown—and developing many of its central themes.’

- Steven Gunn, Merton College, Oxford, English Historical Review
'This collection of essays is marked by its focus on relations and interactions of a variety of types: between social groups, individuals, crown and localities, and countries. At each level it offers fresh insights into the complex and interwoven networks which comprised political life in medieval and early modern Scotland and its nearest neighbour.'
- Amy Blakeway, University of Cambridge , History: Journal of the Historical Association