The Legal History of Medieval Fife

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The Legal History of Medieval Fife

Monday, 18 February, 2019 - 09:00 to 17:00
Buccleuch Place, by steps to David Hume Tower Central Area

If you are booking this event through the University Booking System, you will require a University EASE account to book. If the event is available to an external audience, you can email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with the event details, and request to be booked onto the event.

This event is available to: External attendees via EASE, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students.

The dramatic 12th and 13th century changes that produced a Scottish common law can be particularly seen in Fife.  This event is a minibus and walking tour of key sites: Loch Leven (where around 1130 the local culdees of St Serf fought a dramatic litigation with their neighbour, the Anglo-French incomer, Sir Robert of Lochore, “the furnace and fire of all iniquity” according to his opponents); the Cross Macduff high above Newburgh (probably a sanctuary site for those accused of crimes), and Markinch (the supposed ancient capital of Fife under its medieval earls and certainly the location of striking mounds and sculptured stones).  Viewing the topography and walking the ground where and over which disputes were fought by formal legal process throws light on their nature and significance. 

The event will last all day, returning to Edinburgh around 5 pm.  Participants are expected to cater for themselves but there will be an opportunity to stop at the Loch Leven Larder, where an excellent but inexpensive lunch may be obtained.  

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