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Robert BruceAnd the Community of the Realm of Scotland$
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G W S Barrow

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780748620227

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620227.001.0001

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Bruce of Annandale

Bruce of Annandale

Chapter:
(p.27) Two Bruce of Annandale
Source:
Robert Bruce
Author(s):

G.W.S. Barrow

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620227.003.0002

This chapter opens by tracing the family history of the Bruces. In the twelfth century King David I of Scotland granted land in Annandale, controlling one of the main routes into southwestern Scotland, to Robert Bruce, a Norman landowner in Yorkshire; his younger son inherited this and established the line of Bruces in Scotland. The fifth Bruce to hold Annandale (Robert Bruce the Competitor, grandfather of the eventual king) was a descendant through his mother of David I, which gave him a claim to the Scottish throne after the death of the infant Queen Margaret in 1290. By that date, the Guardians had already negotiated with Edward I to arrange marriage between Margaret and the future Edward II; on her death, they invited Edward to decide which of the possible claimants to the Scottish throne should be king, the two strongest claimants being John Balliol and Robert Bruce.

Keywords:   Bruce family, Annandale, Robert Bruce the Competitor, Queen Margaret (the Maid of Norway), Edward I, John Balliol

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