Analysis of the interaction of Gilbert Lord Kennedy of Dunure in the fifteenth century between the Gaelic and the Scottish common law worlds, focused on his ultimately successful claim to the headship of the kindred (kenkynnol) of Kennedy and an action of his against Robert Lord Fleming, brought by brieve of mortancestor, to recover lands held of Fleming in his barony of Kirkintilloch. Both claims were made by heritable right, and the background to them both is explored in detail and in political and social context.
|Title of host publication||Medieval Scotland|
|Subtitle of host publication||Crown, Lordship and Community: Essays Presented to G. W. S. Barrow|
|Editors||Alexander Grant, K. J. Stringer|
|Publisher||Edinburgh University Press|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|