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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.

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.

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Author : Peter Armstrong
ISBN : 9781846035722
Genre : History
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The death of the last of the Scottish royal house of Canmore in 1290 triggered a succession crisis. Attempts to undermine Scottish independence by King Edward I of England sparked open rebellion culminating in an English defeat at the hands of William Wallace at Stirling Bridge in 1297. Edward gathered an army, marched north and at Falkirk on 22 July 1298 he brought Wallace's army to battle. Amid accusations of treachery, Wallace's spearmen were slaughtered by Edward's longbowmen, then charged by the English cavalry and almost annihilated. In 1305 Wallace was captured and executed, but the flame of rebellion he had ignited could not be extinguished.

Robert The Bruce King Of Scots

Author : Ronald McNair Scott
ISBN : 9781847677464
Genre : History
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Robert the Bruce had himself crowned King of Scots at Scone on a frozen March morning in 1306. After years of struggle, Scotland had been reduced to a vassal state by Edward I of England and its people lived in poverty. On the day he seized the crown Bruce renewed the fight for Scotland's freedom, and let forth a battle cry that would echo through the centuries. Using contemporary accounts, Ronald McNair Scott tells the story of Scotland's legendary leader, and one of Europe's most remarkable medieval kings. It is a story with episodes as romantic as those of King Arthur, but also one which belongs in the annals of Scottish History, and has shaped a nation.

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.

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.

William Wallace

Author : Graeme Morton
ISBN : 9780748685646
Genre : History
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A deconstruction of the national biography and mythology of William Wallace. Freed from the historian's bedrock of empiricism by a lack of corroborative sources, the biography of this short-lived late-medieval patriot has long been incorporated into the ideology of nationalism.

Wilder Boys

Author : Brandon Wallace
ISBN : 9781481432641
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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To evade their mother's abusive boyfriend, brothers Jake, 13, and Taylor, 11, venture from the suburbs of Pittsburgh toward the wilds of Wyoming in search of the father they have not seen in four years, using their wilderness skills to survive against both natural and human dangers. Includes wilderness tips. Simultaneous eBook.

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 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.

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