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Few kings more than David I deserve the reputation as maker” of his kingdom. Although he is overshadowed in popular memory by his descendant, the later saviour” of Scotland, Robert Bruce, it was David who laid the foundations of the medieval Scottish monarchy and set in motion the changes that created the kingdom that vied with England for mastery of the British Isles. In a reign spanning nearly three decades (1124 53), David moved his kingdom from the periphery towards the heart of medieval European civilization.

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Few kings deserve more than David I the reputation as “maker” of his kingdom. Although he is overshadowed in popular memory by his descendant, the later “saviour” of Scotland, Robert Bruce, it was David who laid the foundations of the medieval Scottish monarchy and set in train the changes that created the kingdom that vied with England for mastery of the British Isles. David I’s policies witnessed the beginnings of a transformation of Scotland that was truly revolutionary. In a reign spanning nearly three decades (1124–53), David moved his kingdom from the periphery towards the heart of medieval European civilization.

Richard Oram is Senior Lecturer in Scottish History at the University of Stirling, editor of HISTORY SCOTLAND, the popular Scottish history magazine, and the series editor of Tempus’ Scottish Monarchs biography series. His other books include Lordship of Galloway, Scottish Prehistory and The Kings & Queens of Scotland, also published by Tempus.

Part of the Scottish Monarchs series, edited by Richard Oram.

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Richard Oram is Honarary Lecturer in History at the University of Aberdeen and has written extensively on Scottish History. His other books include 'The Kings and Queens of Scotland', Tempus. He is the editor of History Scotland. He lives in Abroath.

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