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Bruce, Wallace and Scottish Chivalry with Callum Watson

Two of the most important works from medieval Scotland are The Bruce, by John Barbour and The Wallace, by Blind Hary. In this episode of Scotichronicast, Kate Buchanan is joined by Callum Watson to discuss what these works have to say about Scottish chivalry, and also on Callum’s journey to studying the medieval history of Scotland.

Callum Watson is a Steward at Blackness Castle, and previously served as the Battle Coordinator at the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre. In 2016 he received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where he did his dissertation on Attitudes towards chivalry in Barbour’s Bruce and Hary’s Wallace. You can view his blog Knight of the Two Ls or follow him on Twitter @vivstan211240

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Scotichronicast is hosted by Kate Buchanan. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Stirling in 2014, with her primary research is on medieval Scottish castles and their landscapes. She co-edited and contributed to Medieval and Early Modern Representations of Authority in Scotland and the British Isles, which was published by Routledge in 2016. Kate is also an adjunct instructor for the history program at Southern New Hampshire University. Follow her on twitter at @k8_buchanan.

You can listen to more episodes of Scotichronicast through Apple Podcasts or Buzzsprout.

You can follow also follow the podcast on Twitter @scotichronicast

Top Image: Robert the Bruce Statue at Stirling Castle. Photo by dun_deagh / Wikimedia Commons

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