James the Good: The Black Douglas

James the Good: The Black Douglas

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By (author) David R. Ross

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  • Publisher: LUATH PRESS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 229mm x 18mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 1906307342
  • ISBN 13: 9781906307349
  • Illustrations note: 16pp colour section
  • Sales rank: 238,779

Product description

Sir James the Good, one of the finest soldiers Scotland ever produced, is sometimes better known by the name given to him by the English - the 'Black Douglas'. He terrified the northern shires of England throughout the reign of King Robert the Bruce and the Wars of Independence. When Robert the Bruce died Sir James, as his champion, was entrusted with his heart which he carried on the Crusades. David R Ross brings history alive as he tells the story of Sir James' life. Ross' research found him retracing Sir James' journey to the Holy Land and rediscovering battle grounds, providing a personal view of history. With a refreshing look at the subject, and featuring all new information and research, interesting maps, battleplans and photographs, this book will make Scottish history accessible and understandable for the casual reader, while delighting history buffs.

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David R. Ross is a prolific author and motorcycle historian. His spare time is spent travelling around historic sites, battlefields and castles exploring the spots where the great, and not-so-great, Scots of history stood. Passionate about Scottish history he works to promote it through magazine contributions and regularly appears on the History and Discovery channels, in the UK and North America. He is particularly interested in Scotland's great leaders and is the convenor of the Society of William Wallace. His Walk for Wallace in 2005 attracted worldwide media attention.