Power and Propaganda: Scotland 1306-1488

Stevenson, Katie
Date published: 
June 2014

Power and Propaganda is a thematic reflection on the political history of later medieval Scotland, considering the ways that power was expressed and renegotiated in a crucial period. It explores the nature and extent of the influence enjoyed by kings; their alliances and struggles with the elites of their kingdom; and the structures of governance through which the executive operated and was felt down to a local level. Late medieval Scotland is fertile ground for an examination of these themes as two new dynasties – the Bruces and the Stewarts – were charged with establishing their own legitimacy and authority.