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  1. Outline Bibilography 16 items
    1. Disunited kingdoms: peoples and politics in the British Isles 1280-1460 - Michael Brown 2013

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    2. Plantagenet England, 1225-1360 - Prestwich, Michael 2005

      Book  Available in the Library or as an e-book.

    3. Edward I - Prestwich, Michael 1988

      Book 

    4. Kingship and unity: Scotland 1000-1306 - Barrow, G. W. S. 2003

      Book  Second edition print copies available in the Library, first edition e-book also available.

    5. Scotland: the making of the kingdom - Duncan, A. A. M., Donaldson, Gordon 1975

      Book 

    6. A history of medieval Ireland - Otway-Ruthven, Annette Jocelyn 1993

      Book 

  2. Primary Sources and Source Analysis 25 items
    1. Chronica Majora - Paris, Matthew 84/1872 (electronic book)

      Book 

    2. The Chronicle of Bury St Edmunds 1212-1301 - (ed.) Antonia Gransden 1964

      Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

    3. The Chronicle of Lanercost, 1272-1346 - Maxwell, Herbert Eustace 1913

      Book 

    4. The chronicle of Walter of Guisborough - Guisborough, Walter of 1957

      Book 

    5. Flores historiarum - Paris, Matthew 1890

      Book  Available in the Library or as an e-book.

    6. John of Fordun's chronicle of the Scottish nation - Fordun, John of 1993

      Book  See volume 2.

    7. Mediaeval chronicles of Scotland - Stephenson, Joseph 1988

      Book 

    8. The Norwegian account of King Haco's expedition against Scotland, A. D. MCCLXIII - Sturla Þórðarson, James Johnstone (trans.) 1885

      Book  See 'The Saga of Hakon Hakonsson'.

    9. The political songs of England: from the reign of John to that of Edward II - Wright, Thomas 1839

      Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

    10. Scotichronicon - Bower, Walter 1989-1998

      Book  See volume 5.

    11. English historical documents: [Vol.3]: 1189-1327 - Harry Rothwell, David Charles Douglas 1975

      Book 

    12. Historical writing in England - Gransden, Antonia 1996

      Book 

    13. Matthew Paris - Vaughan, Richard 1958

      Book 

    14. Writing to the king: nation, kingship, and literature in England, 1250-1350 - David Matthews 2010

      Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

  3. Useful Websites 4 items
    1. Gough Map

      Website  Interactive map from 14th Century - based on one drawn in the 1290s.

    2. People of Medieval Scotland: 1093–1314

      Website  Searchable material on Scots recorded in primary sources between 1093 and 1314.

    3. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

      Website  Biographies of major British and Irish figures.

  4. Seminar Programme 443 items
    1. Week 1: The Realms, Rulers and Peoples of the Britain (1200-1250) 66 items
      • To what extent were the British Isles defined by different nations and peoples? Have historians placed too much weight on the four historical nations in the medieval period? • How had these nations developed up to the early thirteenth century? What factors held them together? • How did England and the English differ from the other lands and peoples of the isles? • What were the defining characteristics of monarchy in Scotland and Wales? How did their status and authority compare with each other and that of the English kings? • How important were aristocratic connections and identities in defining the lands of Britain and Ireland in the early thirteenth century?
      1. Uniting the kingdom?: the making of British history - Alexander Grant, K. J. Stringer 1995

        Book  Chapters 3-5. (Available in the Library and as an e-book)

      2. Henry II - Warren, W. L. 1973

        Book 

      3. King John - Warren, W. L. 1978

        Book 

      4. Plantagenet England, 1225-1360 - Prestwich, Michael 2005

        Book  Chapters 4 and 22. Available in the Library or as an e-book.

      5. The minority of Henry III - Carpenter, David A. 1990

        Book 

      6. The Norman conquerors - Walker, David 1977

        Book 

      7. The Normans and the Welsh March - J. G. Edwards 1956

        Article 

      8. The Welsh king and his court - T. M. Charles-Edwards, Morfydd E. Owen, Paul Russell 2000

        Book 

      9. The governance of Gwynedd - Stephenson, David 1984

        Book 

      10. Llywelyn ap Gruffudd: Prince of Wales - Smith, J. Beverley 1998

        Book  Chapter 1.

      11. Domination and lordship: Scotland, 1070-1230 - Oram, Richard D. 2011

        Book  Available in the Library or as an e-book.

      12. The shape of the state in medieval Scotland, 1124-1290 - Alice Taylor 2016

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      13. The reign of William the Lion - G. W. S. Barrow

        Chapter 

      14. Welsh Rulers and European Change, c.1100-1282 - Huw Pryce

        Chapter  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      15. The lordship of Galloway - Oram, Richard D. 2000

        Book 

      16. The Brus family in England and Scotland, 1100-1295 - Blakely, Ruth M. 2005

        Book  Especially chapters 4-5.

      17. Lordship in four realms: the Lacy family, 1166-1241 - Colin Veach 2014

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

    2. Week 2: The Commune of England: Kingship and Reform (1245-1267) 49 items
      • The Sicilian Business: Henry III, the Plantagenet Dominions and European Politics (1245-1258) • Simon de Montfort: The Making of a Leader • The Crisis of 1258: Causes and Outcomes • The Road to Civil War (1261-1267)
      1. Bishops in the political community of England, 1213-1272 - S. T. Ambler 2017

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      2. Simon de Montfort - Maddicott, John Robert 1994

        Book 

      3. England and Europe in the reign of Henry III (1216-1272) - Weiler, Björn K. U., Rowlands, Ifor 2002

        Book 

      4. Capetian France, 987-1328 - Hallam, Elizabeth M., Everard, Judith 2001

        Book 

      5. A history of medieval Ireland - Otway-Ruthven, Annette Jocelyn 1993

        Book 

      6. What happened in 1258? - D. Carpenter

        Chapter 

      7. The reign of Henry III - Carpenter, David A. 1996

        Book  Collection of essays.

      8. Simon de Montfort, 1265-1965 - Knowles, C.H. 1965

        Book 

      9. The Last Hours of Simon de Montfort: A New Account - Olivier de Laborderie, J. R. Maddicott and D. A. Carpenter 2000

        Article 

      10. Richard of Cornwall - Denholm-Young, N. 1947

        Book 

    3. Week 3: Prince of Wales – Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1247-1267) 20 items
      • The Recovery of Gwynedd (1247-1257) • Llywelyn and the Welsh Princes • The King, the Lord and the Prince: Relations with the English Crown (1256-1264) • The Treaty of Montgomery (1267)
      1. The governance of Gwynedd - Stephenson, David 1984

        Book 

      2. Llywelyn ap Gruffudd: Prince of Wales - Smith, J. Beverley 1998

        Book  Chapters 1-6.

      3. The age of conquest: Wales, 1063-1415 - Davies, R. R. 2000

        Book  Chapter 12.

      4. R. R. Davies, 'Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, Prince of Wales', Journal of the Merioneth Historical Society (1981-3).

        [Not curremtly available.]

      5. Welsh Rulers and European Change, c.1100-1282 - Huw Pryce

        Chapter  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      6. Edward I and Wales - Herbert, Trevor, Jones, Gareth Elwyn 1988

        Book  Sections A and B.

    4. Week 4: Golden Age? The Reign of Alexander III of Scotland (1249-1286) 34 items
      • Woe to thee O land: The Minority of Alexander III • The Kings of the Isles and their Overlords (1249-1266) • Fathers and Brothers: Alexander and the Plantagenets • Golden Age? Alexander III and his Realm
      1. The shape of the state in medieval Scotland, 1124-1290 - Alice Taylor 2016

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      2. The Balliol dynasty: 1210-1364 - Beam, Amanda G. 2008

        Book 

      3. The wars of Scotland, 1214-1371 - Brown, Michael 2004

        Book  Chapter 4.

      4. The West Highland galley - Rixson, Denis 1998

        Book  Chapters 2-6, 8 and 12.

    5. Week 5: Myth and Identity, Power and Protest: Literature and Politics in Thirteenth-Century Britain 44 items
      • Political Songs in English Politics 1217-1307 • Praise Poems: Bards and Princes • A Second Arthur: The Uses of Mythic History • Chronicles and National Identities
      1. Medieval Welsh poems - Joseph P. Clancy 2003

        Book 

      2. The history of Fulk Fitz - Warine - Alice Kemp Welch 1904

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      3. The Triumph tree: Scotland's earliest poetry, 550-1350 - Thomas Owen Clancy, Gilbert Márkus 1998

        Book 

      4. Historical writing in England - Gransden, Antonia 1996

        Book  2 vols.

      5. English identity and political culture in the fourteenth century - Andrea Ruddick 2013

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      6. Writing to the king: nation, kingship, and literature in England, 1250-1350 - David Matthews 2010

        Book  chapter 1, 2 [Available in the library and as an e-book.]

      7. The testimony of writing: Pierre de Langtoft and the appeals to history - T. Summerfield

        Chapter  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      8. Matthew Paris - Vaughan, Richard 1958

        Book 

      9. England the nation: language, literature, and national identity, 1290-1340 - Thorlac Turville-Petre 1996

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      10. D. Stephenson, 'Fouke le Fitz Waryn and Llywelyn ap Gruffudd's claim to Whittington', Shropshire History and Archaeology, 78 (2002)

    6. Week 6: The Conquest of Wales (1267-1284) 43 items
      • Llywelyn Prince of Wales and the Road to War (1267-1276) • The Collapse of the Principality and the Treaty of Aberconwy (1276-77) • The Last Days of Gwynedd: The War of 1282-1283 • The Edwardian Settlement
      1. The age of conquest: Wales, 1063-1415 - Davies, R. R. 2000

        Book  Chapter 12.

      2. Edward I - Prestwich, Michael 1988

        Book  Chapter 7.

      3. Llywelyn ap Gruffudd: Prince of Wales - Smith, J. Beverley 1998

        Book  Chapters 5-8.

      4. Medieval Wales - Walker, David 1990

        Book  Chapter 7.

      5. The Welsh Church from Conquest to Reformation - Williams, Glanmor 1976

        Book  Chapter 1.

      6. Edward I and Wales - Herbert, Trevor, Jones, Gareth Elwyn 1988

        Book 

      7. The history of the King's works: Vol. 1-2: The Middle Ages - Colvin, H. M., Taylor, A. J., Brown, R. Allen 1963

        Book  Volume 1, pp. 293-408.

      8. The impact of the Edwardian castles in Wales: the proceedings of a conference held at Bangor University, 7-9 September 2007 - Williams, Diane M., Kenyon, John R. 2010

        Book  Especially chapters 5, 7, 10, 16 and 18.

      9. Boroughs of mediaeval Wales - Griffiths, Ralph A. 1978

        Book 

    7. Week 7: Edward I and his Dominions (1272-1294) 38 items
      • Master or Reformer? King Edward and the Government of England • The Lordship of Ireland: The Limits of Edwardian Rule? • Duke of Aquitaine: Edward, the French Realm and the Angevin Legacy
      1. Edward I - Prestwich, Michael 1988

        Book  Chapters 4 and 9-13.

      2. Nobility and kingship in Medieval England: the earls and Edward I, 1272-1307 - Andrew M. Spencer 2014

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      3. Lords and lordship in the British Isles in the late Middle Ages - R. R. Davies, Brendan Smith 2009

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      4. A second domesday?: the hundred rolls of 1279-80 - Sandra Raban 2004

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

      5. The origins of the English parliament, 924-1327 - John Robert Maddicott 2010

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

      6. Capetian France, 987-1328 - Hallam, Elizabeth M., Everard, Judith 2001

        Book 

      7. The Irish Parliament in the Middle Ages - Richardson, H. G., Sayles, G. O. 1964

        Book 

      8. Law and disorder in thirteenth-century Ireland: the Dublin Parliament of 1297 - Lydon, James 1997

        Book  Especially the chapters 'Parliament and the Community of Ireland', 'The problem of degeneracy', 'Relations with the Irish' and 'The Problems of Defence: A Regional Case-study'.

    8. Week 8: The Crisis of Scotland (1286-1296) 23 items
      • Golden Age? The Scottish Kingdom under King Alexander • ‘Chosen by common counsel’: The Guardians and the Kingdom (1286-1290) • The Lady of Scotland: Margaret of Norway and the Succession • Edward I and the Great Cause (1290-1292) • King John and his Sovereign (1292-1295)
      1. Edward I - Prestwich, Michael 1988

        Book  Chapter 17.

      2. The wars of Scotland, 1214-1371 - Brown, Michael 2004

        Book  Chapter 8.

      3. The demonisation of King John - F. Watson

        Chapter  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      4. The Balliol dynasty: 1210-1364 - Beam, Amanda G. 2008

        Book 

    9. Week 9: The Crisis of Edwardian Rule (1294-1305) 44 items
      • The French War • The Rebellion of Madog ap Llywelyn • The Crisis of 1297 in England • Wallace and Moray: The Scottish Risings of 1297-1298
      1. Edward I - Prestwich, Michael 1988

        Book  Chapters 15-17.

      2. Capetian France, 987-1328 - Hallam, Elizabeth M., Everard, Judith 2001

        Book 

      3. The Hundred Years War: Vol.1: Trial by battle - Sumption, Jonathan 1990

        Book  Chapter 3.

      4. The reign of Philip the Fair - Strayer, Joseph R. 1980

        Book  Available in the Library or as an e-book.

      5. Medieval Flanders - Nicholas, David 1992

        Book 

      6. The Bretons - Patrick Galliou, Michael Jones 1996

        Book 

      7. The Balliol dynasty: 1210-1364 - Beam, Amanda G. 2008

        Book 

      8. The wars of Scotland, 1214-1371 - Brown, Michael 2004

        Book  Chapter 8.

      9. William Wallace - Fisher, Andrew 2007

        Book 

      10. The Wallace book - Edward J. Cowan 2007

        Book  Esp.: F. Watson, ‘Sir William Wallace: What we do and don’t know’; A.A.M. Duncan, ‘William, son of Alan Wallace: The documents’; M. Prestwich, ‘The Battle of Stirling Bridge: An English Perspective’; A. Grant, ‘Bravehearts and coronets: Images of William Wallace and the Scottish Nobility’.

      11. Edward I - Prestwich, Michael 1988

        Book  Chapter 18.

      12. The Scottish war of independence: a critical study - Barron, Evan Macleod 1934

        Book  Chapters 3-7.

    10. Week 10: The Scottish Wars 1298-1307 31 items
      • King Edward at War: Campaigns and Conquest in Scotland (1298-1304) • The War of the Guardians : War and the Scottish Nobility (1298-1304) • The Settling of Scotland: The Ordinance of 1305 • King Robert’s War (1306-1308)
      1. Edward I - Prestwich, Michael 1988

        Book  Chapter 18.

      2. Edward I’s armies - Michael Prestwich 2011

        Article 

      3. The Balliol dynasty: 1210-1364 - Beam, Amanda G. 2008

        Book 

      4. The Scottish war of independence: a critical study - Barron, Evan Macleod 1934

        Book  Chapters 19-21.

      5. The Bruce - Duncan, A. A. M. 1997

        Book  Notes to books 1-3.

      6. The wars of Scotland, 1214-1371 - Brown, Michael 2004

        Book  Chapter 9.

      7. Bannockburn: the Scottish War and the British Isles, 1307-1323 - Michael Brown 2008

        Book  Chapters 1-3. Available in the Library or as an e-book.

    11. Week 11: Elites, Communities and Conflicts – Warfare and Elites in the Insular World 51 items
      • Lordship and Service: The Aristocracies of the Isles • Queens and Noblewomen in an Age of Conquest • Parliament and Peoples • The Tools of Conquest: Campaigns and Castles
      1. Armies and warfare in the Middle Ages: the English experience - Prestwich, Michael 1996

        Book  Available in the Library or as an e-book.

      2. Edward I’s armies - Michael Prestwich 2011

        Article 

      3. The history of the King's works: Vol. 1-2: The Middle Ages - Colvin, H. M., Taylor, A. J., Brown, R. Allen 1963

        Book  Volume 1, pp. 293-408.

      4. Armies and warfare in the Middle Ages: the English experience - Michael Prestwich 1996

        Book  chapters 7, 8, 10. [Available in the library and as an e-book.]

      5. The image of aristocracy in Britain, 1000-1300 - David Crouch 1992

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      6. Kingdoms and communities in Western Europe, 900-1300 - Susan Reynolds 1997

        Book  250–331 'The Community of the Realm' [Available in the library and as an e-book.]

      7. The origins of the English parliament, 924-1327 - John Robert Maddicott 2010

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

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