Alexander’s peaceful succession in 1107 marked a move away from the chaos of the preceding decade of internal conflict but that’s not to say that Alexander himself would have an easy time of it. Pressured by his younger brother, David, and the powerful King of England, Henry I, Alexander struggled to find his own niche but looked to make big reforms to the Scottish church that would wrest some independence back from the interference of England. Would Alexander be a fresh start for Scotland or just another nearly man?. . .
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