Talk:Edward Balliol

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Return of the king.[edit]

David II returned from France in 1341, not 1336. Rcpaterson 18:54, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Edward the King?[edit]

I think it wrong to describe Edward Balliol as 'king' of Scotland, intermittent or otherwise, for the simple reason that a country cannot have two monarchs at the same time. Balliol received very little support in Scotland, and his cause had to be kept alive by fresh transfusions of English blood. Even in his brief periods of power he never even issued a seperate coinage, and I think absolutely nobody would now make reference to a 'King Edward' of Scotland. Perhaps he is best described as an 'anti-king', a little like the various pretender popes. Nevertheless, however he is described he was an important figure in Scottish history, and I think it only proper that his life is given fuller treatment than it receives here. I intend to complete the task in the next day or two. Rcpaterson 05:04, 25 June 2006 (UTC) Expansion now complete.Rcpaterson 00:32, 6 July 2006 (UTC)


This article needs to have the very many statements in it cited to specific sources, rather than just a general list at the bottom of the page. David Lauder 09:50, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Copyright problems[edit]

This article unfortunately needs to be rewritten as it includes duplicated text and text closely paraphrased from For the Lion. I do not have access to the book to see where it is at its most extensive, but see:

  • [1]; [2]; [3]; [4]; [5]; [6]. (There is very likely more; I stopped the search midway through, having confirmed an issue with this article.)

While material was evidently added in good faith, it appears it is unusable. See the cleanup project for more.

I am blanking in the article in the hopes that a regular contributor can suitably rewrite this. It will be revisited after a week to see what further steps may be necessary. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 12:48, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

The article has been restored to its last verifiably clean version, with deleted revisions stored at Edward Balliol/deleted revisions. I'm very sorry for the setback to users of and contributors to the article. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 19:08, 28 July 2009 (UTC)