Bannockburn: Scotland's Greatest Battle for Independence

Bannockburn: Scotland's Greatest Battle for Independence

by Angus Konstam


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781312872
Publisher: Aurum Press
Publication date: 06/01/2014
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

ANGUS KONSTAM is a widely published and respected military and naval historian, with numerous books to his credit. A former Royal Naval officer, maritime archaeologist and museum curator, he holds degrees from three universities, including a Masters degree from St. Andrews.  Before that he studied Scottish Medieval history in Aberdeen University.
He is the author of several major books, including Historical Atlas of the Medieval World, Historical Atlas of the Crusades, books about pirates, Renaissance ships and the Scottish soldier. He has given numerous public lectures in Britain, as well as in Europe and North America, and his work has been translated into several languages.
He is frequently interviewed by the press in his capacity as a maritime historian, and has appeared live on both television and radio.  He also made frequent appearances in television documentaries screened by the BBC and ITV, as well as the History and Discovery Channels. He currently splits his time between Edinburgh and Orkney.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Preface ix

Prologue xiii

Sources xx

Part 1 The Road to Bannockburn

1 Gubbing the English 3

2 Interregnum 8

3 The Great Cause 18

4 Toom Tabard 25

5 The Wallace 34

6 Rivals and Guardians 44

7 From Murderer to Monarch 54

8 The King in the Heather 62

9 King Hobbe's War 72

10 In the Shadow of Longshanks 84

11 The March on Stirling 93

Part 2 Battle of a Nation

12 Raising an Army 105

13 Field of Battle 115

14 Clash of Vanguards 124

15 Beyond the Bannockburn 133

16 Dawn Attack 142

17 Gloucester's Death Ride 151

18 Enter the Marischal 162

19 Slaughter in the Carse 169

20 Rout, Plunder and Capture 178

21 A King in More than Name 188

22 Bannockburn Remembered 199

Maps 209

Notes 213

Bibliography 229

Index 235

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