The Earls’ Rebellion

This is a quite remarkable article by Dr. Callum Watson about the revolt against David II in 1363.

  • To summarise the background:
    David succeeded Robert I in 1329 at the age of five.
  • He was exiled in France between 1334 and 1341.
  • He was captured at the Battle of Neville’s Cross in 1346 and ransomed in 1357.
  • Scotland stuggled to pay the ransom.
  • He first married Joan of the Tower, daughter of Edward II, who died in 1362.
  • He married Margaret Drummond in 1364 and sought an annulment in 1370, although Urban V reversed it.
  • He sought to marry Agnes Dunbar, but was frustrated by the Papal intervention and died the following year.
  • He was childless by both wives and his mistresses, thus Robert II succeeded him.


By super blue

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