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The Black Douglases examines aristocratic power and its place in Scottish political society through the greatest and most notorious magnate dynasty of late medieval Scotland. Emphasizing the link between warfare and political power, author Michael brown analyzes the rise and fall of the family as the dominant magnates of the south, from the deeds of the Good Sir James DougThe Black Douglases examines aristocratic power and its place in Scottish political society through the greatest and most notorious magnate dynasty of late medieval Scotland. Emphasizing the link between warfare and political power, author Michael brown analyzes the rise and fall of the family as the dominant magnates of the south, from the deeds of the Good Sir James Douglas in the service of Bruce to the violent destruction of the Douglas earls in the 1450,s...

Title : Black Douglases: War and Lordship in Medieval Scotland, 1300-1455
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ISBN : 9780760756751
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 358 Pages
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Black Douglases: War and Lordship in Medieval Scotland, 1300-1455 Reviews

  • Kevin O'Connell
    2018-11-23 08:36

    Don't people have editors?You'd get more enjoyment reading the "begats" in Deuteronomy.Large steaming piles of things that happened. Much of it repeated several times. Points out that the Douglases were major allies of the Bruce kings, about four hundred times in the first chapter alone.The author really needed to sit down and think about what he wanted to write, but instead, mush.

  • Sarah Wagner
    2018-12-08 02:58

    I am going to confess that I only have a limited knowledge of Scotland in this period and I do not feel The Black Douglases is a very good introductory text. I found the politics, shifting alliances, and on-again, off-again conflicts very confusing to follow. Clearly this is a very interesting and exceptional family in Scottish history, but I wish I had read a more accessible text.