Baliol was taken prisoner to England, and confined in the tower.
Wood nowhere states that he "matriculated at Baliol in 1582."
At first Baliol was successful, and was crowned at Scone, but he was presently defeated and driven out of Scotland.
Baliol was forced by the indignation of the Scottish people into war with England.
The University began to consider him one of her first champions, and he was soon promoted to the mastership of Baliol College.
Baliol had the Tower of London lent him for a residence, with permission to range about within a circle of twenty miles.
It is needless to add, that the pursuit was checked, and Baliol escaped.
Having thus gained time for the furtherance of his ambitious view, he pronounced sentence in favour of Baliol.
Baliol soon after made himself master of Perth; but still was not able to bring over any of the Scots to his party.
They were already territorial magnates at the time when Bruce and Baliol were competitors for the crown.