Scimus Fili

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Scimus Fili (Latin for "We know my son") [1] was a Papal Bull issued by Pope Boniface VIII on June 27, 1299. The Bull condemned King Edward I of England's invasion and occupation of Scotland.[2] Stating instead it belonged to the Holy See. The English rejected the bull, the Barons' Letter of 1301 including a detailed refutation and assertion of English overlorship of Scotland.


  1. ^ Michael Brown, The Wars of Scotland 1214-1371 (Edinburgh, 2004), pg192 and pg280
  2. ^ Geoffrey Barrow, Robert the Bruce and the Community of the Realm of Scotland, (Edinburgh, 1988), pg61