Robert Bruce: And the Community of the Realm of Scotland / Edition 4

Robert Bruce: And the Community of the Realm of Scotland / Edition 4

by Geoffrey Barrow, Hong Xiao
     
 

ISBN-10: 0748620222

ISBN-13: 9780748620227

Pub. Date: 05/02/2006

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

The story of how Robert Bruce outwitted Edward I, the shrewd and ruthless King of England, defeated his son Edward II, and in doing so regained Scotland's independence.Professor Barrow describes the dazzling and tragic career of William Wallace, the English military occupation of Scotland that was its consequence, and the emergence of Robert Bruce as the centre of

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The story of how Robert Bruce outwitted Edward I, the shrewd and ruthless King of England, defeated his son Edward II, and in doing so regained Scotland's independence.Professor Barrow describes the dazzling and tragic career of William Wallace, the English military occupation of Scotland that was its consequence, and the emergence of Robert Bruce as the centre of Scottish resistance. The author pieces together from the surviving evidence a vivid and almost day-by-day account of Bruce's daring tactics, his crowning at Scone in March 1306, his defeat by the English three months later, and his life as a fugitive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748620227
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
05/02/2006
Edition description:
4
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents
Maps vii
Abbreviations ix
Preface xi
1. A Kingdom in Perplexity
2. Bruce of Annandale
3. Bruce versus Balliol
4. A Lamb among Wolves
5. Two Kinds of War
6. Experiments in Guardianship
7. The King over the Water
8. Defeat
9. Revolution
10. A King in Search of his Throne
11. The Turn of the Tide
12. Bannockburn
13. War and Peace
14. Good King Robert; The Clergy; The Nobles; The Community of the Realm
15. In Search of Robert Bruce
Appendix
Notes to Chapters
Genealogical Tables
Table of Dates
Index

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