[MR] Wikipedia: David I, King of the Scots

Wendy via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Wed May 24 08:50:00 PDT 2017

For fine reading on this topic, I can heartily recommend "David I: The King Who Made Scotland" by Richard Oram (The History Press, Gloucestershire UK, 2004).

Swannoc Beag

> On May 24, 2017, at 5:24 AM, Garth Groff via Atlantia <atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org> wrote:
> Noble Friends, Especially Fellow Scots:
> On this date in 1153 King David I of Scotland died after a reign of 29 years. David was a son of King Malcolm Cranmore (or Malcolm "Big Head") and Margaret of Wessex. Although he got off to a rough start and had to fight his way to the throne, David proved to be one of the most important Scottish kings. Raised and educated at the English court, he brought many innovations to Scotland. Among these were the feudal system, whereby he gave lands to mostly French or Anglo-Norman knights who modernized his armies, stabilized local government, and built lots of castles (factoid: there are still over 2,000 castles in Scotland, though many are in ruins--I still have 1,990 to see).
> You can learn more about this very important Scottish King at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_I_of_Scotland.
> Yours Aye,
> Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge
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