John Hardyng’s Scotland: Emotional geographies and forged heritage in the Fifteenth Century

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Abstract

In 1457, Northumbrian knight John Hardyng employed a cartographer to create a map of Scotland for inclusion in his completed chronicle history of Britain. Scotland deeply concerned John Hardyng and had concerned him for much of his life. Hardyng’s use of the term ‘heritage’ to describe Locryne’s homage is important, and indeed it is one of many times he uses the word to denote the generational passing-down of homage and its related practices, and of land and ownership. Hardyng’s map of Scotland locates and orients a heritage landscape, and projects an emotional geography, one that is imagined by Hardyng and shaped on his interpretation of what the king would want to know. Hardyng’s body and emotion were an integral part of his emotional plea to successive kings to reward him for the difficult and dangerous work that he had already undertaken; his lack of reward prolongs and exacerbates his discomfort.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistoricising heritage and emotions
Subtitle of host publicationThe affective histories of blood, stone and land
EditorsAlicia Marchant
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter3
Pages51-66
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781315472898
ISBN (Print)9781138202825
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2019

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Marchant, A. (2019). John Hardyng’s Scotland: Emotional geographies and forged heritage in the Fifteenth Century. In A. Marchant (Ed.), Historicising heritage and emotions: The affective histories of blood, stone and land (pp. 51-66). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315472898-4