Scottish Medieval Monarchs

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Mark Cartwright
published on 20 April 2021
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In this collection, we present the 15 most important of the 21 monarchs to rule Scotland from the 11th to 16th century. For the first time forging a unified kingdom, the monarchs of this period were often warrior-kings who conquered the remoter parts of the northern British Isles and fended off their ever-envious southern neighbour England. The period also saw the formation of the two great Scottish royal houses: the Canmores and Stewarts. In this set of biographies, we examine how these monarchs came to power, how they held on to it, what lasting institutions they created and, in the case of many, the events which caused their downfall.

The Scottish monarchs of the Late Middle Ages were:

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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