Church, State and Feudal Society, 1066-1406

Learning Resources

  • People of Medieval Scotland (POMS), 1093-1371.This is a database of all known people of Scotland between 1093 and 1314 mentioned in over 8600 contemporary documents. It is also being extended to 1371 to include all those lands, peoples and relationships mentioned in royal charters between 1314 and 1371. The People of Medieval Scotland website is an outcome of three projects: The Paradox of Medieval Scotland (2007-2010); The Breaking of Britain (2010-2013); and The Community of the Realm in Scotland (2017-2020), all funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and the Transformation of Gaelic Scotland in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries (2013-2016), funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Available here:
  • The 'Community of the Realm in Scotland' (COTR) Project. The COTR aims to establish a new perspective on the medieval idea of the nation by undertaking the first-empirically grounded, long-term case study of a nationally-defined medieval political community, the kingdom of the Scots (or Scotland, as it came to be known), between the mid-thirteenth and mid-fifteenth centuries. Available here:
  • The Breaking of Britain Project. The Breaking of Britain is a collaborative project, funded by the AHRC, between the University of Glasgow, Lancaster University, the University of Edinburgh, and King’s College London (including the Department of Digital Humanities). The project is concerned with the period which extends from the failure of Alexander II’s short-lived revival of a Scoto-Northumbrian realm in 1216–17 to the formal abolition of cross-border landholding by Robert I in November 1314, following his victory at Bannockburn. The project's website contains a number of useful resources for classroom teaching. Available here:
  • Hammond, M. (2019) Scotland's Forgotten King. The community of the realm in Scotland, 1249–1424. Blog Post. Available here:
  • Social network analysis of 1093-1286 Scottish charters. People of Medieval Scotland. Available here:

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