By Jane Dawson
This ebook encompasses Scottish historical past within the 16th century, from James IV's accession to Mary, Queen of Scots' execution, focusing specifically on Scottish political existence from neighborhood, local, and vital views. (11/1/08)
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Regional and local feuds determined allegiances as much as approval or fear of James III. Lord Maxwell joined the rebels because his Dumfriesshire rival, Murray of Cockpool, was with the king, as was Crawford, the newly-made duke of Montrose, ensuring Angus would be a rebel. There was confusion over the most important event, the death of the king, who was possibly leaving the battlefield when he was killed close to the Bannockburn mill. Contemporary accounts speak of him being slain, not murdered, by ‘vile’ persons, meaning those of low rank.
Additional blessing was sought from the presence at the coronation of St Fillan’s Bell, possibly accompanied by his crozier or ‘Quigrich’, carried from Glendochart by its custodial family, the Dewars. Ten years later, mindful of the saint’s aid, James IV eloquently expressed his devotion to St Fillan and confirmed the Dewars’ privileges as relic keepers. The presence of the Scottish nobility was harder to obtain, with the notable absence of Errol, the hereditary Constable, and the Earl Marischal who had ceremonial roles to play during a coronation.
The monasteries were by far the wealthiest corporations in Scotland, holding much of the best agricultural land and nearly a third of the total. For many Scots monasteries were their feudal superiors, governing them as their secular lord. The regular orders in particular and the church in general had the added advantage that, once donated, land remained in their ‘dead hand’ as part of their patrimony for ever. The abbey of Arbroath topped the league table of rental income, enjoying gross annual revenues of at least £,, and the receipts for at least another seven foundations exceeded £, a year.