I was just wondering.
How much involvement did Scotland have?
All the Christian kingdoms were answerable to the Church in Rome. When the Pope called for war, the knights of whatever country felt bound by their oaths to answer that call. So you could have knights of Scotland and England, Germany and France fighting shoulder to shoulder irrespective of any disputes between their respective countries. My own ancestors fought in the crusades and I, like nearly all their direct male descendants, have their Christian names incorporated into my own.
There is a study (Alan McQuarrie)- but only available through University press.
A couple of interesting snippets:
Robert the Bruce's last request after his death (he always wanted to go Crusading) was that his heart be taken to Jerusalem by James "Black" Douglas , his closest friend. Black Douglas - being a warlike sort - heard that Alfonso of Spain was on crusade against the Moors in Granada. He joined, but was surrounded by foes.
Legend has it he threw the heart of Bruce, in a silver casket at his foes saying "Now pass thou onward before us, as thou wert wont, and I will follow thee or die." Die he did indeed...
Pope Urbans original papal bull called for all Christian nations to participate: including "Savage Scotland and warlike Ireland"... always rather liked that description.
Nemo Me Impune Lacessit - Scottish Motto
"They that approve a private opinion, call it opinion; but they that dislike it, heresy; and yet heresy signifies no more than private opinion” Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan
A simple Google search, Scotland+crusades, would give more information than anybody here could.
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