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ME1006 Scotland and the English Empire 1070 - 1500

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 7
Planned timetable:10.00 am Mon, Tue and Thu

From the aftermath of the Norman Conquest of England to the close of the Fifteenth Century, the history of the island of Britain centred on the development of two monarchies: the English crown and its dominions and the kingdom of Scotland. This module has at its core the relationship between the two realms and comparisons of the different but related societies they contained. The English and Scottish realms are examined as specific examples of northern European kingdoms in the high and later Middle Ages. Attention is paid to their internal development and to issues of national identity but weight is also given to the full range of contacts between the princes and peoples of Britain and the wider world, in particular via the Church and through extensive ties with France and the Low Countries.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for Mediaeval History, Mediaeval History & Archaeology, Middle East Studies.

Optional for History, Mediaeval Studies, Middle East Studies, Scottish History and BA (Intl Hons) History.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:3 lectures and 1 tutorial.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 44
  • Guided independent study: 156

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 50%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 50%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr C McGladdery
Module teaching staff: