Spring Lecture Series: Agency of Women in Medieval War
27 Mar 2018
'The Agency of Women in Medieval War'
Dr Katy Jack (NTS Falkland Palace/History Scotland Magazine)
Tuesday 26th June, 2018 - 7pm
In 1402 Malcolm Drummond, lord of Mar, husband of Isabella Countess of Mar, was imprisoned under conditions which led to his demise. His captors have never been formally identified, but evidence suggests that it was Robert Stewart, duke of Albany, who instigated the attack. Though historians argue that Isabella’s movements between 1402-4 suggest that she was being controlled by Albany and his adherents, this paper argues that Isabella retained her authority in her earldom, and may have instigated the coup of 1404 in which Alexander Stewart, illegitimate son of Alexander Stewart, earl of Buchan and ‘Wolf of Badenoch’, became earl of Mar.
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