Scottish Independence and the Idea of Britain: From the Picts to Alexander III

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Contents
Preface and Acknowledgementsvii
List of Abbreviationsx
Mapxiii
Genealogical Tablexiv
1.Introduction1
PART I: THE IDEA OF BRITAIN
2.Ancient Kingdoms and Island Histories37
3.Alba as ‘Britain’ after 900 and the Pictish Antecedents of the Kingdom of the Scots71
PART II: INDEPENDENCE
4.The Church and the Beginning of Scottish Independence101
5.Whose Independence? Bishop Jocelin of Glasgow (1175–99) and the Achievement of Ecclesiastical Freedom124
PART III: SOVEREIGN KINGSHIP
6.The Inauguration of Alexander III (1249) and the Portrayal of Scotland as a Sovereign Kingdom161
7.From Client King to Sovereign189
PART IV: NATIONAL HISTORY
8.The Principal Source used by John of Fordun for his Chronicle of the Scottish People215
9.The Scots as Ancient and Free: ‘Proto-Fordun’, ‘Veremundus’ and the Creation of Scottish History235
10.Conclusion: from British Identity to Scottish Nation271
Bibliography of Works Cited285
Index307

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