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Title: Christian days and knights: the religious devotions and court of David II of Scotland, 1329-71
Author(s): Penman, Michael A
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Issue Date: Aug-2002
Citation: Penman MA (2002) Christian days and knights: the religious devotions and court of David II of Scotland, 1329-71, Historical Research, 75 (189), pp. 249-272.
Abstract: This article surveys the development of the religious devotions and court life of David II of Scotland (1329-71). Using contemporary government and chronicle sources it discusses David’s favour to a wide range of chivalric and pious causes, many with special personal resonance for the second Bruce king. This patronage attracted widespread support for his kingship after 1357. However, such interests also had political motivation for David, namely his agenda of securing a peace deal with Edward III of England and overawing his Scottish magnate opponents. His political circumstances meant that his legacy of chivalric and religious patronage were obscured after his early death.
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Rights: This is the peer reviewed manuscript version of the following article: Historical Research, Volume 75, Issue 189, pp. 249 - 272, which has been published in final form at:; Published in Historical Research. Copyright: Blackwell Publishing / Institute of Historical Research.; The definitive version is available at

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