By Donald Watt
Uniquely within the kingdoms of western Christendom, the Scottish bishops received authority, in 1225, to carry inter-diocesan conferences with out a supervisory archbishop, and persisted to fulfill during this means for almost 250 years. Donald Watt offers an authoritative learn of those church councils from the Latin and English documents in keeping with unique sources.In addition to making an unique paintings of substantial ancient curiosity, Professor Watt brings dialogue of the councils and their importance into the wider context of Scotland's political, criminal, ecclesiastical and social state of affairs over a protracted period.An vital contribution to Scottish church historical past and to its impact on modern affairs.
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Pont, 97-9, no. 101. Note how in this letter the pope threatens to move towards a return of Scotland to its previous subjection, presumably to York (text in AMW, 230-1). 106 2-7 MEDIEVAL CHURCH COUNCILS IN SCOTLAND near to death (he was to die on 16 November n8i), IIZ he was to use Hugh de Puiset bishop of Durham as his agent. 113 It was another impasse. 3. A more flexible attitude was displayed by the next pope, Lucius III (1181-5). 115 These legates duly came to Scotland and moved among the interested parties c.
Cf. , 59-61, where it is argued (especially on pp. 47-8) that the legation was for the province of York only, which to Roger meant the inclusion of all Scotland. 71 Chron. Melrose, 37. cf. Chron. Holyrood, 145-7; Walter Bower, Scotichronicon [Chron. Bower], ed. D. E. R. 91; Scot. , 57-8, no. 54; Series Episcoporum, VI, i, 59-60. , 86; Scot. , 60-1, no. 57. 73 But note that in 1166 Archbishop Roger was still known to John of Salisbury as papal legate for Scotland (Scot. , 72). He appears to have retained this office throughout the pontificate of Alexander III, possibly mainly because it provided him with exemption from the legatine powers of the archbishop of Canterbury rather than status in relation to York's traditional pretensions over the Scottish church.
Scot. , 89, n. i). See Ferguson, Papal Representatives, 57-9. 103 SAEC, 271; AMW, 228. In an undated act in which he gives his decision in a dispute between the archbishop of York and Guisborough Priory in the North Riding of Yorkshire (which may date from either his journey north to Scotland or his return south), he mentions that he had legatine authority within England so long as he was engaged in establishing peace between the English king and the Irish (Cartularium Prioratus de Gyseburne, ii [Surtees Society, 1894], 4950); but he is not known to have visited Ireland.