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Description - Violence, Custom and Law by Cynthia J. Neville

Centuries-long hostility between Scotland and England affected the pattern of criminal activity in the Anglo-Scottish Border lands. This is an account of how the area created and refined a new system of law to deal with the conflict in the 13th to 15th centuries. It shows how the political and military relationship between the two kingdoms, especially the English crown's reliance on Wardens of the March for frontier defence, played a vital role in the development of a bond between the two, and laid the foundations for the Tudor system of border law.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748610730
ISBN-10: 0748610731
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Cynthia J. Neville

Cynthia J. Neville is the George Munro Professor of History at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. She has published extensively on various aspects of the legal and social history of the Anglo-Scottish border lands in the period 1200-1500 and on the social and cultural encounter between Gaels and Europeans in medieval Scotland. She is the author of Violence, Custom and Law: The Anglo-Scottish Border Lands in the Later Middle Ages (Edinburgh University Press, 1998) and Native Lordship in Medieval Scotland: The Earldoms of Strathearn and Lennox, c.1140-1365 (2005).

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