Dr Michael Brown
Dr Michael Brown

Professor Michael Brown

MA, PhD, FRHists  


Contact Details

E-mail - mhb@st-andrews.ac.uk
Telephone - +44 (0)1334 462899
Fax - +44 (0)1334 462914



Teaching and Research Interests

Principal interests centre on the political society of Scotland c.1250-c.1500 and on the relationships between the various communities of the British Isles during the same period. Published studies of the practice and ideology of royal and aristocratic lordship in Scotland.

Main Publications

  • James I, (Edinburgh, 1994) [Details]
  • The Black Douglases, War and Lordship in Late Medieval Scotland, (East Linton, 1998) [Details]
  • The Wars of Scotland 1214-1371, (Edinburgh University Press, May 2004) [Details]
  • Bannockburn: The Scottish War and the British Isles, 1307-1323 (Edinburgh, 2008)
  • Disunited Kingdoms: Peoples and Politics in the British Isles 1280-1460 (London, 2013).


Research Students

  • Alastair Ayton, "Politics, Policy and Power: The Marcher Lords in England and Wales, 1245-1274."
  • Perin Westerhof Nyman, “Cotes of Arms: Heraldic Dress and Interpersonal Connections in Late-Medieval Scotland”

Administrative Duties

  • Module Co-ordinator for ME1006

Teaching Duties

Participates in the teaching and lecturing on ME1006 and offers the following Honours courses:

Participates in the teaching of the following Postgraduate courses:


Main Publications

The Black Douglases

James I

The Wars of Scotland