Publisher description for David I : the king who made Scotland / Richard Oram.


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Few kings more than David I deserve the reputation as “maker” of his kingdom. Although he is overshadowed in popular memory by his descendant, the later “saviour” of Scotland, Robert Bruce, it was David who laid the foundations of the medieval Scottish monarchy and set in motion the changes that created the kingdom that vied with England for mastery of the British Isles. In a reign spanning nearly three decades (1124–53), David moved his kingdom from the periphery towards the heart of medieval European civilization.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
David -- I, -- King of Scotland, -- ca. 1082-1153.
Scotland -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Scotland -- History -- 1057-1603.