The story of the stirring deeds of Robert the Bruce, Scotland's great patriotic hero and freedom fighter. This modern prose translation captures the vigour of the fourteenth-century original.
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The Bruce: Or, the History of Robert I. King of Scotland, Volume 1 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
With the original Middle Scots on the right-side pages and a modern English translation on the left, this epic poem from 1375 is best tackled in small chunks. It fills in the story (during and after Braveheart's time) of how Scotland regained its independence from England and describes a king who was often down-and-out, but always chivalrous.
The Bruce is a very nice presentation of the events leading up to the Scottish Wars for independence. Robert the Bruce is an epic and controversial character in Scottish history. This presents Barbour's epic story in a very entertaining manner and backs it up with the original text which reinforces the fact that the story was written during the lives of many of the people who participated in the events. The addition of the classic illustrations of artists like Wyeth and Skelton makes it all the more compelling. A fun read!