List of Maps and Plates Preface Acknowledgements Conventions Abbreviations Genealogical Tables Prologue Part 1: The Establishment of the Dynasty of Gospatric and of the Earldom of Dunbar (c.1072-1182) 1. The First Gospatric, Earl of Northumbria: From Bamburgh to Dunbar (c.1072) 2. The First and Second Gospatrics: Father and Son, The Hidden Years (post-c.1072) 3. The Second Gospatric: Earl Gospatric, the Brother of Dolfin (d. c.1138) 4. The Third Gospatric: Earl Gospatric, Father of Waltheof, Magnate and Entrepreneur (c.1138-66) 5. The Third Gospatric: Earl Gospatric, Benefactor of the Church and Founder of Coldstream Priory (c.1138-66) 6. Earl Waltheof: Lord of the Dunbar Estate and Counsellor to the King (1166-82) Part 2: The Earldom of Dunbar in the Time of Patrick I (1182-1232) 7. The Earldom of Patrick I in the Reign of William I: The Years 1182-1214 8. The Structures and Symbols of Lordship 9. The Earl's Family 10. The Earl's Lands and People 11. The Earl and the Church: Benefaction, Cooperation and Conflict 12. The Earldom of Patrick I in the Reign of Alexander II: The Years 1214-32 Part 3: The Earldom of Dunbar in the Thirteenth Century (1232-89) 13. Patrick II: The King's Loyal Knight: The Years 1232-45 14. Patrick II: Social and Economic Changes in the Earldom 15. Patrick II: The Military Leader and Crusader 16. Patrick III: A Leader in Government 17. Patrick III: A Territorial Lord 18. Patrick III: An Establishment Figure Epilogue Maps Map 1. Map of Eighth-century Northumbria Map 2. Map of Cumbria Map 3. The Shire of Dunbar Map 4. Map of Dunbar Lands Map 5. Dunbar Lands in England Map 6. Coldstream Estate Bibliography Index
Elsa Hamilton graduated in history from the University of Glasgow and worked as a teacher of history and politics. She gained a PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2004. Now retired, she focuses on writing and is involved in charity work and politics.