The Battle of Bannockburn, 1314

The Battle of Bannockburn, 1314

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It has been nearly a century since a book on the Bannockburn campaign of 1314 has been published for the general reader. Recent scholarship has illuminated one of the most exciting battles of Scottish history, showing it to be as historically significant as it was romantic and bloody. This book carries the reader through the politics and plans of a military campaign of the Middle Ages, including the logistical sinews of war, the drama of court intrigue and the violent clash of soldier against soldier.Using recent studies on weapons, warfare and Scottish history, as well as sound archival sources, this book opens the files on a year's preparation for a massive English invasion of Scotland, from noble politics to common victuals. Never neglecting the heroic legends surrounding King Robert Bruce, the Black Douglas, King Edward Plantagenet and Isabella, the She-Wolf of France, The Battle of Bannockburn examines the common soldiers summoned to war and the knights who fought near them but never with them.Pulled by chivalric ethics and pushed by Church politics, two kings and their people came to the banks of the Bannockburn to decide the fate of Stirling Castle and the domination of Scotland.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 165.1 x 241.3 x 12.7mm | 430.91g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • NPI Media Group
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 73 illustrations (16 colour)
  • 0752423266
  • 9780752423265

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