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By Peter Reese

The conflict of Bannockburn, at which Robert the Bruce's military vanquished Edward I, continues to be some of the most major and ongoing assets of Scottish satisfaction. This background starts with the army clashes through the preliminary phases of the Wars of Independence. After Bruce's rebellion opposed to Edward I, it follows his chain of army successes which ended in the siege of the English garrison in Stirling fort and taken in regards to the nice conflict among either international locations at Bannockburn. The e-book considers the importance of the Scottish victory, primarily—but no longer exclusively—in the sunshine in their persisted battlefield successes that pressured England to recognize Scotland's re-emergence as a sovereign strength 14 years later.

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See nn. 12, 13 and 14 above. Butter, ‘St Munnu’, infra; Steve Boardman, ‘The Gaelic world and the early Stewart court’, in Mìorun Mòr nan Gall, ‘The Great Ill-Will of the Lowlander’? Lowland Perceptions of the Highlands, Medieval and Modern, eds Dauvit Broun and Martin MacGregor (Glasgow, 2007), 83–109, at 86–100. htm. 63 See Clancy, ‘Columba, Adomnán and the cult of saints’; Edmonds, ‘Personal names’. 17 Thomas Owen Clancy ‘Personal’ If kindreds may be involved as patrons in spreading or localising cult, we must of course make room for the individual.

Here, some process that allows for a considerable period of cross-firth contact and organisation, and a considerable commonality of population, at least at the level of those in control of estates and churches, seems to me by far the best way to understand this arrangement. 58 ‘Fragmentation and localisation’ Of course, it cannot be certain whether the disruptions, dynastic changes, assaults on churches, and popular settlements of the Viking age served in some cases to disrupt continuity and memory of saints’ cults or otherwise.

Smyth, Celtic Leinster 23 Rachel Butter Here Munnu’s greatness is predicted by Columba who meets and admires him as a young boy. 21 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 (Blackrock, Co. Dublin, 1982), 65. Munnu made a prophecy in vita prior, ch. 16, which implied that no king of the Síl Máeluidir branch would reach such a position. The prominence of the Easter debate in the life might suggest an earlier date. The tone of the exchange suggests that by the time of writing the judgement on the matter had gone against Munnu’s position, but that the issue was still sufficiently live, and Munnu’s position in the debate still sufficiently well known, for it to appear evasive not to mention it.

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