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In The Footsteps Of William Wallace

Author : Alan Young
ISBN : 9780750951432
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A superbly illustrated journey through the landscape and events of the life of the iconic Scottish knight who was brought to life in the film Braveheart For nearly 700 years debate has raged over the true nature of William Wallace and his role in Scotland's turbulent history—was he the Braveheart of Blind Harry's legendary account, the bold, but savage, hero of the Scottish wars, or, as some contemporary chroniclers attested, was he nothing but a villainous thief and vagrant fugitive? This book draws on a wide range of contemporary and modern sources to look behind the figure of legend to find Wallace's true character. It traces Wallace's journey from his modest upbringing in south-west Scotland and his first victory as a "guerilla" leader and military commander at Stirling Bridge to his painful death seven years later, including his "invasion" of Northumberland and Cumberland. This is an essential traveling companion for a journey through Wallace's kingdom and to learn more about the myth and the man.

William Wallace

Author : Chris Brown
ISBN : 0752443917
Genre : Guerrillas
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William Wallace of Elderslie, younger son of a country knight, came to fame through his active opposition to the aggressive imperialism of England's King Edward I. This work cuts through the myths still perpetuated today to produce a biography of Wallace driven by contemporary medieval records rather than Victorian legends.

In The Footsteps Of Robert Bruce

Author : Alan Young
ISBN : 0750919108
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Behind the legendary figure of Robert Bruce is a man who led his nation to a famous victory over the English at Bannockburn and overcame great odds to win power for himself in Scotland, by defeating his rivals.

William Wallace

Author : Andrew Fisher
ISBN : 9780857904935
Genre : History
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William Wallace set an example of constancy and perseverance and became the Guardian of Scotland. Even his terrible death in London in 1305 can be seen as a victory as it provided inspiration for continuance of struggle against English domination. This book investigates various aspects of Wallace's life and character.

William Wallace

Author : James Mackay
ISBN : 9781780574288
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sir William Wallace of Ellerslie is one of history's greatest heroes, but also one of its greatest enigmas - a shadowy figure whose edges have been blurred by myth and legend. Even the date and place of his birth have been mis-stated - until now. James Mackay uses all his skills as a historical detective to produce this definitive biography, telling the incredible story of a man who, without wealth or noble birth, rose to become Guardian of Scotland. William Wallace, with superb generalship and tactical genius, led a country with no previous warlike tradition to triumph gloriously over the much larger, better-armed and better-trained English forces. Seven hundred years later, the heroism and betrayal, the valiant deeds and the dark atrocities, and the struggle of a small nation against a brutal and powerful empire, still create a compelling tale.

The Scottish Chiefs

Author : Jane Porter
ISBN : OXFORD:300150097
Genre : Scotland
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In Freedom S Cause

Author : George Alfred Henty
ISBN : OXFORD:590479290
Genre : Scotland
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At the turn of the fourteenth century in Scotland, young Archie Forbes becomes involved with both William Wallace and Robert the Bruce in the struggle for Scottish independence from English rule.

William Wallace And All That

Author : Alan Burnett
ISBN : 1780273894
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Growl with anger over what nasty things Edward's vile henchmen did to Wallace's girlfriend and best pal. Get splattered with blood and gore as Wallace makes haggis of his enemies. Gasp with terror while learning about the giant "hedgehogs" that helped Wallace win battles. Groan with agony while discovering what it's like to be hanged, drawn and quartered. Discover how Wallace's grisly death made his legend grow.William Wallace and All That is a real-life adventure packed with historical facts about Scotland's legendary hero."

The Real Patriots Of Early Scottish Independence

Author : Alan Young
ISBN : 1906566658
Genre : History
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The battle of Bannockburn in 1314 gave Scotland a great hero in Robert Bruce but deprived Scotland of three other worthy “patriot heroes.” This book tells the intriguing story of three members of the Comyn family who have been kept from their rightful place in Scottish tradition because of Robert Bruce's success. Bruce's ruthless rise to power and his sacrilegious murder of Scotland's chief political leader, John Comyn III Lord of Badenoch, in Greyfriars' Church in Dumfries in 1306 had to be spun to paint Bruce in a more favorable light in keeping with his status. Meanwhile, the victim and his family were mercilessly cast as traitors to Bruce and the Scottish cause. The book re-examines the murder and reconstructs the Scottish Independence movement before 1306. The conclusions are surprising—there was already a strong sense of national identity and political independence before the involvement of William Wallace or Robert Bruce—and Walter Comyn Earl of Menteith, Alexander Comyn Earl of Buchan, and John Comyn III Lord of Badenoch were preeminent as pillars of an independent Scottish monarchy, defining and protecting Scotland's integrity in times of political crisis. The Comyns fittingly led Scotland into the War of Independence in 1296. Offering a fresh analysis of the medieval roots of the Scottish Independence movement, this book takes a controversial look at the murder which helped to bring Robert Bruce to power in Scotland.

For Freedom

Author : David R. Ross
ISBN : 1905222289
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Historian Ross investigates the last days of William Wallace, the events that led up to his death, and their repercussions--both nationalistic and patriotic--throughout Scottish history.

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