The Scotland's History online debates are now closed.
We would like to thank everyone who contributed over the two years that they ran and made the debates lively, informative and engaging.
Debate: history has been less than kind to John Balliol. He swore allegiance to an English king and was dominated by the powerful Scottish nobility - a predicament shared by many other Scottish kings yet he is remembered as a weak man - the 'toom tabard'. Is this reputation really deserved?
John Balliol, King of Scots, is stripped of his kingship by Edward I of England.
From A History of Scotland: The Hammers of the Scots.
Fiona Watson explores the events leading to Balliol's troubled kingship.
From In Search of Scotland.
The Scotland's History debates ran from October 2008 to March 2011. They were run in conjunction with the TV series A History of Scotland.
By the time of closing the debates had received well over six thousand comments from members of the public.
We would like to thank everyone who contributed and made the debates so lively, informative and engaging.
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