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The Black Douglases : war and lordship in late Medieval Scotland, 1300-1455

Author: Michael Brown
Publisher: East Linton, East Lothian, Scotland : Tuckwell Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the century and a half of their power the Black Douglases earned fame as Scotland's champions in the front line of war against England. On their shields they bore the bloody heart of Robert Bruce, the symbol of their claim to be the physical protectors of the hero-king's legacy. But others saw the power of these lords and earls of Douglas in a different light. To their critics the Douglases were a force for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brown, Michael, 1965-
Black Douglases.
East Linton, East Lothian, Scotland : Tuckwell Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607059744
Online version:
Brown, Michael, 1965-
Black Douglases.
East Linton, East Lothian, Scotland : Tuckwell Press, 1998
(OCoLC)609234911
Named Person: Douglas family.; William Douglas, Earl of Douglas; James Douglas, Sir; Douglas, Familie; Douglas family.; James Douglas, Sir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Brown
ISBN: 1862320365 9781862320369 186232025X 9781862320253
OCLC Number: 39914022
Description: vi, 358 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical tables, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : A large and attractive book --
The Black Douglas --
The night of the Liddesdale and the Lord of Douglas --
Archibald the Grim (1358-1388) --
The Douglas inheritance --
Ruler of the South : Archibald fourth Earl of Douglas --
The bloody heart : the rise of the Douglases and the kingdom of Scotland --
The war wall : the Douglases at war --
Douglas Lordship --
Eldest son of the Pope : the Douglases and the church --
Known through all Christendom : the Douglases and Europe --
The rise of James the Gross --
A pride of Douglases --
The fall --
Exile and end.
Responsibility: Michael Brown.

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This volume charts the rise and fall of the Black Douglas dynasty and the impact of great magnates on the late-medieval Scottish kingdom's survival and development. It demonstrates the link between  Read more...

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