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The ‘Anarchy’ of Stephen’s Reign and Scotland

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A guest post by Dr Steve Marritt, Lecturer in History, University of Glasgow.  Stephen’s reign saw the first Scottish coins, after King David I seized silver mines at Alston in Cumbria. Stephen had close ties to Holy Trinity Priory London, the cartulary of which is held by our Library’s Special Collections and which was founded… Continue reading

The Hunterian and Stephen’s Reign: The Cartulary of Holy Trinity Priory London

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A guest post by Dr Steve Marritt, Lecturer in History, University of Glasgow. Hunter’s Coin Cabinet contains the most important evidence we have here at the University for the civil war of Stephen’s reign, but Hunter didn’t just collect coins. His manuscript collection, now held by our Library’s Special Collections includes the decorated cartulary of… Continue reading

Brennan Artefacts at The Hunterian

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A guest post by Tania Konn-Roberts, Honorary Research Fellow (formerly Head of Russian and East European Collections), University of Glasgow. Hugh George Brennan, Glasgow University’s first lecturer in Russian, had lived and worked in Russia for many years prior to arriving in Glasgow with his Russian wife in 1917. When she died in Glasgow in 1942… Continue reading