Description - The Balliol Dynasty by Amanda Beam
This study examines the political ambitions and influences of the Balliol dynasty in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries in Scotland, England and France. The generally accepted opinion in previous historiography was that
John (II), king of Scots from 1292 to 1296, and Edward Balliol (d. 1364) were politically weak men and unsuccessful kings. In a reassessment of the patriarch of the family, John (I) (d.1268), the Balliols are revealed as committed English lords and loyal servants of the kings of England, underlining how the family has been unfairly judged for centuries by both chroniclers and historians, who have assessed them as Scottish kings rather than as English lords.
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Author Biography - Amanda Beam
Amanda Beam was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2001 and completed her PhD at the University of Stirling in 2005. She is currently a research assistant in the Department of History at the University of Glasgow.