Bannockburn

Battle For Liberty

John Sadler

The Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 was one of the decisive battles of British history. The impact of the Scottish victory on the fate of the two kingdoms means the battle is ripe for the vivid reassessment in this fascinating book. The Scottish victory led to Scotland retaining its freedom, and to the continuation of the war.
Date Published :
July 2008
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781844156733
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.99

Overview
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The Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 was one of the decisive battles of British history. The bitter hostility between England and Scotland which had continued since 1296, the contrasting characters of the opposing commanders Edward II and Robert the Bruce, the strategy of the campaign and the tactics of the battle itself - all these elements combine to make the event one of absorbing and lasting interest.

The enormous impact of the Scottish victory on the fate of the two kingdoms means the battle is ripe for the vivid and scholarly reassessment that John Sadler provides in this fascinating book. The Scottish victory meant that Scotland would not simply become an appendage to England but would remain a free and independent state – it also implied the war would continue…

About The Author
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Born in 1953, John Sadler has law degrees from Northumbria University and the University of Westminster. A part-time lecturer in military history at Sunderland University Centre for Lifelong Learning, he is currently studying toward a PhD in history and is soon to begin an Imperial War Museum Fellowship in Holocaust Studies. He is the author of over 20 books, including Scottish Battles, published by Birlinn in April 2010. He is married with two children and lives in Newcastle.

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