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"The Two Andrew Morays and the Scottish Wars of Independence (1296-1338)"

Public Lecture Presented by Dr. Iain MacInnes, Programme Leader for Scottish History, Co-Programme Leader for History and Politics and Scottish History and Archaeology at the University of the Highlands and Islands Centre for History.
When May 06, 2014
from 05:15 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Executive Office, Inverness
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Contact Phone 01463 279344
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Almost a century ago, Evan Macleod Barron wrote his book The Scottish war of independence: a critical study (1914). In amongst the literary flourishes that informed his style of writing, Barron revealed an area of study that had been largely ignored in previous works – the history of the Scottish War of Independence as it related to northern Scotland. In particular, he brought to light the understudied figure of Andrew Moray of Bothwell.

Rescuing him from his previous position in the shadow of William Wallace, Barron created a new area of interest within studies of this crucial period in Scottish medieval history. In spite of this, however, Moray remains a figure on the periphery of Scottish History. Moreover, modern historiography has extended the period of the Scottish Wars of Independence beyond the endpoint adopted by Barron, that of 1328.

As we enter the period of the Second War of Independence, another Andrew Moray appears as a figure fighting for Scotland’s freedom from England, but remains a figure few people know much about. This talk will, therefore, consider the place of these two men – father and son – within the history of this period and attempt to fully examine their importance as leaders of Scottish resistance to English conquest.

Dr. MacInnes will present his lecture at the University of the Highlands and Islands Executive Office on Tuesday 6 May and will be available to take audience questions afterwards.

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