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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
Contact Name
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.<p>
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.<p>

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.<p>

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.<p>

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