Scottish Independence and the Idea of Britain

Broun, Davuit
Date published: 
August 2013

When did Scots first think of Scotland as an independent kingdom? What did they think was Scotland's place in Britain before Wallace and Bruce? Broun provides new evidence that the idea of Scotland as an independent kingdom predated Wallace and Bruce and this leads him to radically reassess several fundamental issues: the fate of Pictish identity and the origins of Alba; the status of Scottish kingship vis-à-vis England; the papacy’s recognition of the independence of the Scottish Church; and the idea of Scottish freedom.