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The Continental and Domestic influences on Scottish Arms and Armour from c.1100-1550.

Incorporating an investigation into the craftsmen and the influence of the Crown in arms manufacturing and importation.

Ewan J. Innes, MA(Hons Scot. Hist.) FSA Scot


Synopsis:  This essay describes the various influences on domestically produced arms and armour in Scotland and in particular the role that foreign craftsmen recruited by the crown played.

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Acts of the Parliament of Scotland Vols I & II
Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland 1473-1566 Vols I-IX
Ashdown, Charles Henry British and Foreign Arms and Armour (London 1909) (Reprinted as European Arms & Armour)
Brydell R. The monumental effigies of Scotland from the thirteenth century to the fifteenth century (Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Vol 29 1894-5)
Bull Stephen. An historical guide to arms and armour (Cassell 1991)
Caldwell David. The Scottish Armoury (Wm Blackwood 1979)
Caldwell David. Scottish Weapons and Fortifications 1100-1800 (John Donald 1981)
Clephan R.C. The defensive armour and weapons and engines of war of medieval times and of the renaissance (Walter Scott Ltd. London 1900)
Drummond J & Anderson J Ancient Scottish Weapons (Edinburgh & London 1881)
Exchequer Rolls of Scotland 1264-1600 Vols I-XX
Ffoulkes C. Arms and Armament (London 1945)
Grose Francis A treatise on Ancient armour and weapons (London 1786)
Laing H Descriptive catalogue of impressions from ancient Scottish seals (Maitland Club #68 Edinburgh 1850)
Oakeshott R.E. The Archaeology of Weapons, Arms and Armour from prehistory to the age of Chivalry (London 1960)
Register of the Privy Seal of Scotland 1488-1580 Vols I-VII
Scottish Art Review Scottish Weapons (Special Number Vol 9 1963)
Steer K & Bannerman J Late Medieval Monumental Sculpture in the West Highlands (Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, 1977)
Wallace J Scottish Swords and dirks. A reference guide to Scottish edged weapons. (Arms and Armour Press 1970)
Whitelaw C.E. Scottish Arms Makers (Arms and Armour Press 1977)

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