Robert the Bruce
Scotland's True Braveheart
Imprint: Pen and Sword History
200 Pages, 6.1 x 9.1 in, 40 black and white illustrations
- October 2022
- In Stock
The book looks at the relationship between The Bruce and people like Edward I and Edward II of England, William Wallace and the other contenders for the Scottish crown. The main thrust of the book is a chronological account of how The Bruce clawed his way to power, his struggles and battles and his eventual victory which gave Scotland independence and freedom from an acquisitive and warlike neighbor. It looks in detail at the murder of John Comyn, of which The Bruce stood accused, and the political ramifications of the killing.
Robert the Bruce was no saint. He was a ruthless, cunning warrior, a man of his times, dedicated to what he saw as his mission in life. Flawed he may have been but he was also a great King, a worthy warrior and a man who deserves to emerge from the shadow of William Wallace - a position to which he has been relegated ever since the film Braveheart.
“[A]n impressively and highly recommended addition to both community and academic library Scottish History…” ~Midwest Book Review