The COTR Podcast
E2: Barbour’s Bruce

E2: Barbour’s Bruce

September 16, 2019

Steve Boardman takes us through Barbour's Bruce, the epic poem written generations after Bruce's death, and starting point for all later discussion of who Bruce and why he did what he did.

The image is from a 14th-century MS from a treatise of the Seven Vices from Genoa, now British Library, Additional MS 28841, f. 6r. Because of the spider!

E1: The Declaration of Arbroath

E1: The Declaration of Arbroath

August 13, 2019

Dauvit Broun takes us through the letter written by the Scottish 'community of the realm' to Pope John XXII in 1320, explaining how, why and when it became incorporated into the later medieval history of the Scots.

For the Declaration at the NRS: https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/learning/features/the-declaration-of-arbroath