William the Lion, 1143-1214: Kingship and Culture

William the Lion Kingship and Culture This biography reviews the known facts of the life of William the Lion Scotland s longest reigning king and presents them within the broad context of the country s early history and culture

  • Title: William the Lion, 1143-1214: Kingship and Culture
  • Author: D.D.R. Owen
  • ISBN: 9781862320055
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • This biography reviews the known facts of the life of William the Lion, Scotland s longest reigning king, and presents them within the broad context of the country s early history and culture.

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    1. Note: my copy is the paperback edition.This book combines an adequate life of William the Lion withliterary analysis of works produced in approximately his time, notably the romance of Fergus of Galloway. The life does provide basic facts about the life of a major Scottish medieval king, based chiefly on chronicles annd charters (sources are limited); some of it is rather old-fashioned, taking feudalism and courtly love more seriously than many recent scholars do. The history also tends to be a [...]

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