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Medieval St Andrews

Victoria Hodgson enjoys a fresh contribution to the historiography of medieval St Andrews

Medieval St Andrews: Church, Cult, City Michael Brown and Katie Stevenson (eds.) Boydell and Brewer, 2017 418 pages Hardback, £60.00 ISBN: 978-1-783271-68-9

St Andrews Cathedral, from The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland, R.W.

As the seat of medieval Scotland’s premier bishop, location of the shrine of the patron saint and site of the kingdom’s first university, St Andrews has unsurprisingly drawn the attention of numerous scholars in previous decades.

Yet despite the extensive existing body of work (which is helpfully outlined in the introduction to this volume), the fourteen essays which make up this edited collection are certainly successful in offering fresh and exciting perspectives.

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In this packed issue we continue our pioneering new series which focuses on the Stewart queen consorts, exploring the life of Arabella Drummond (c.1350-1401) who played a significant role in governing the country following the incapacity of her husband Robert III of Scots. Also in this issue: · The ‘richest commoner’ and his Barra tenants · Excavations beneath the streets of Inverness · New reconstruction of St Andrew’s Cathedral Plus: Family history advice, archaeology dig reports and finds analysis, National Records of Scotland column and lots more…