Robert The Bruce King Of Scots

Author: Ronald McNair Scott
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847677460
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Robert The Bruce King Of Scots from the Author: Ronald McNair Scott. Robert the Bruce had himself crowned King of Scots at Scone on a frozen March morning in 1306. After years of struggle, Scotland had been reduced to a vassal state by Edward I of England and its people lived in poverty. On the day he seized the crown Bruce renewed the fight for Scotland's freedom, and let forth a battle cry that would echo through the centuries. Using contemporary accounts, Ronald McNair Scott tells the story of Scotland's legendary leader, and one of Europe's most remarkable medieval kings. It is a story with episodes as romantic as those of King Arthur, but also one which belongs in the annals of Scottish History, and has shaped a nation.


Author: David Cornell
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300145683
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Bannockburn from the Author: David Cornell. "In this account of Bannockburn, David Cornell sets the iconic battle in political and military context and focuses new attention on the roles of Robert and Edward in the events leading to the build-up of their armies. The author brings the two-day battle to life and reassesses both the crucial melee fought on the second day and the casualties suffered by the English. The book throws new light on the battle itself, the character of the English defeat, the effect of that defeat on the course of the Anglo-Scottish wars, and the powerful impact of the battle's legacy on English and Scottish national identity."--BOOK JACKET.

Robert Bruce And The Community Of The Realm Of Scotland

Author: G W S Barrow
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748693300
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Robert Bruce And The Community Of The Realm Of Scotland from the Author: G W S Barrow. An Edinburgh Classic edition to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314

Robert The Bruce

Author: Jack Whyte
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1429922672
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Robert The Bruce from the Author: Jack Whyte. From author Jack Whyte comes the true story of Robert the Bruce: a passionate man. An incredible warrior. And one of Scotland's finest. Robert I, or as he is known to a grateful Scottish nation, Robert the Bruce, was one of Scotland's greatest kings, as well as one of the most famous warriors of his generation. He spearheaded the valiant Scots in their quest for freedom, leading his people during the Wars of Scottish Independence against the Kingdom of England during the middle ages. His reign saw the recognition of Scotland as an independent nation, and today Bruce is remembered in Scotland as a national hero. It was by no means a fair and easy road for this indomitable fighter. As a young man he saw the English king Edward I award the vacant Crown of Scotland to John Balliol. The nation quickly splintered into factions and this spurred Robert and his father to at first side with Edward and then against John, whom many of the nobles did not feel was the correct person to guide the nation. Thus began a decades-long path for Scottish freedom. To achieve this goal, Robert sometimes had to delicately balance the power of the nobles against the might of the English. He was a tireless campaigner and after a full life of battle and diplomacy, in May 1328, King Edward III signed the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton, which recognized Scotland as an independent kingdom and Bruce as its king. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Robert The Bruce S Rivals

Author: Alan Young
Publisher: Tuckwell PressLtd
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Robert The Bruce S Rivals from the Author: Alan Young. The Comyns were the most powerful baronial family in thirteenth-century Scotland, though have long suffered from a bad press, having been accused of treachery against William Wallace at the Battle of Falkirk and of betraying Robert the Bruce to Edward I. This reappraisal of the Comyns highlights their role as pillars of the Scottish monarchy and leaders of the political community during a volatile period of Scottish history.


Author: Robert V. Bruce
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801496912
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Bell from the Author: Robert V. Bruce. A reprint of the 1973 biography of the American inventor. Divided into pre-telephone, telephone, and post-telephone sections, also covers his work with the Smithsonian, the deaf, the National Geographic Society, and Science magazine. Paper edition ($12.95) not seen. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Robert The Bruce S Irish Wars

Author: Seán Duffy
Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780752419749
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Robert The Bruce S Irish Wars from the Author: Seán Duffy. Robert the Bruce's Invasion of Ireland

Robert Bruce

Author: Colm McNamee
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 0857904965
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Robert Bruce from the Author: Colm McNamee. Commemorating the seven hundredth anniversary of the enthronement of Robert I of Scotland, this book is intended as an everyman's guide to Scotland's famous hero king. The life of Bruce is one of the greatest comeback stories in history. Heir and magnate, shrewd politician, briefly 'king of summer' and then a desperate fugitive who nevertheless returned from exile to recover the kingdom he claimed, Bruce became a gifted military leader and a wise statesman, a leader with vision and energy. Colm McNamee combines the most up to date scholarship on this crucial figure in the history of the British Isles with lucid explanation of the medieval context, so that readers of all backgrounds can appreciate Bruce's enormous contribution to the historical impact not just on Scotland, but on England and Ireland too. It is designed to encourage popular reassessment of Bruce as politician, warrior, monarch and saviour of Scottish identity from extinction at the hands of the Edwardian superstate. Peeling back the layers of misconception and propaganda, the author paints an accurate, sympathetic but balanced portrait of a much beloved national hero who has fallen out of fashion of late for no good reason.

Robert The Bruce

Author: Michael Penman
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300148720
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Robert The Bruce from the Author: Michael Penman. Robert the Bruce (1274–1329) famously defeated the English at Bannockburn and became the hero king responsible for Scottish independence. In this fascinating new biography of the renowned warrior, Michael Penman focuses on Robert’s kingship in the fifteen years that followed his triumphant victory and establishes Robert as not only a great military leader but a great monarch. Robert faced a slow and often troubled process of legitimating his authority, restoring government, rewarding his supporters, accommodating former enemies, and controlling the various regions of his kingdom, none of which was achieved overnight. Penman investigates Robert’s resettlement of lands and offices, the development of Scotland’s parliaments, his handling of plots to overthrow him, his relations with his family and allies, his piety and court ethos, and his conscious development of an image of kingship through the use of ceremony and symbol. In doing so, Penman repositions Robert within the context of wider European political change, religion, culture, and national identity as well as recurrent crises of famine and disease.