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In the Footsteps of Robert the Bruceby Alan Young
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A superbly illustrated journey through the tumultuous landscape and fascinating events of the notorious life of Robert the Bruce
Exploring Robert the Bruce's "kingdom" from the North of England to the Scottish Highlands, this gorgeously illustrated tome illuminates the little-known facts about this Scottish legend. For more than 600 years, Robert the Bruce has had a unique place in Scottish history. Yet behind the legendary hero-king is a complex—and in many ways more fascinating—picture. He was a man who not only led his nation to a famous victory over the English at Bannockburn, but who overcame great odds to win power for himself in Scotland and fulfill his family's long-held ambition for political power. This book, illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs, takes the reader on Bruce's journey—from his birth in southwest Scotland to his kingship and triumph at Bannockburn. Here are the sites and settings associated with Robert the Bruce and those he fought, perfect for any visitor to Scotland or the North of England wanting to learn more about the myth and the man.
This book takes the reader on Bruce's journey, from birth to death.
On June 7, 1329 Robert Bruce died. For over 600 years, Robert Bruce has had his own place in Scottish history, his position almost that of a patron saint and that the story of his life as hero king has held the minds of the champions of Scottish national
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-187) and index.
About the Author
Alan Young has written widely on Scottish and northern English history, and is the author of The Pilgrim Jubilees and Robert the Bruce's Rivals, among others. Michael J. Stead has gained a reputation as one of Britain's leading landscape photographers. Together they have also written In the Footsteps of William Wallace.
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