In the Footsteps of Robert Bruce: In Scotland, Northern England and Ireland
Author: Alan Young & Michael J. Stead
ISBN: 978 0752456423
Size: 55,4 mb
For over 600 years, Robert Bruce has occupied a unique place in Scottish history. Yet behind the legendary figure is a complex, and in many ways more intriguing, picture. Bruce was a man who not only led his nation to a famous victory over the English at Bannockburn, but also overcame powerful odds to win power in Scotland and fulfil his family's long-held ambition for political power. This book, illustrated with superb colour and black and white photographs, takes the reader on a journey from Bruce's birth in south-west Scotland to his kingship and triumph at Bannockburn and finally to his death as King of Scotland in 1329, covering in detail all of the principal characters and dramatic settings of the major political and military events of the period.