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From Monsters to the Earldom of Mar, with Katy Jack

Katy Jack began her studies of Scottish history by wanting to research Mary, Queen of Scots or the Loch Ness Monster, but her journey as a historian took her to the politics of medieval Scotland and the Earldom of Mar. In this episode of Scotichronicast, she joins Kate Buchanan to talk about being a historian of medieval Scotland.

Katy Jack is a freelance historian and a Visitor Services Supervisor at Falkland Palace and Garden for the National Trust for Scotland. You can follow her on Twitter @KatyJack


You can read her PhD dissertation Decline and Fall: The earls and earldom of Mar c.1281-1513 from the University of Stirling Online Research Repository

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.


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Music is Ex te Lux Oritur by Gaita.

Top Image: Earldom of Mar shown in this map from Scotland in the Middle Ages; sketches of early Scotch history and social progress (1860)