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HI 304E / HI 354E

Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Macdonald

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 or above.

Note(s): This course is available to all degree programmes as a Discipline Breadth option for the enhanced study requirement. However, admission of students with a non-History degree intention will be at the discretion of the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy.

This course will be available in 2012/13 as HI 354E.

After the death of the Scottish King Alexander III in a famous equestrian mishap in 1286 the relations of Scotland and England were radically transformed and featured a prominent new edge in English attempts to assert dominance and Scottish resistance to this. Warfare became a highly significant factor in relations between the realms and the oscillating patterns of war and peace over the centuries are carefully examined to seek an understanding of the forces driving Anglo-Scottish political interaction. The impact of regular war on the borderlands of the two kingdoms will be examined carefully as will a range of less violent international encounters, in the spheres of religion, culture and economy. Themes like cross-border pilgrimage and saintly cults, the experience of migrants from Scotland to England and the dynamics of Anglo-Scottish trade are given close attention.

1 one-hour lecture and 1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour examination (50%); one 3,000-word essay (40%); seminar contribution (10%).

Resit: 1 three-hour examination (60%); one 3,000-word essay (40%).