Bannockburn 1314

Robert Bruce’s great victory

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Bannockburn 1314

Robert Bruce’s great victory

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Pete Armstrong's illustrated account of the Battle of Bannockburn, a pivotal campaign in the First War of Scottish Independence.

Bannockburn was the climax of the career of King Robert the Bruce. In 1307 King Edward I of England, 'The Hammer of the Scots' and nemesis of William Wallace, died and his son, Edward II, was not from the same mould.

Idle and apathetic, he allowed the Scots the chance to recover from the grievous punishment inflicted upon them. By 1314 Bruce had captured every major English-held castle bar Stirling and Edward II took an army north to subdue the Scots.

Pete Armstrong's account of this battle culminates at the decisive battle of Bannockburn that finally won Scotland her independence.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign

Opposing Commanders
The English:
1 Edward II
2The Earl of Pembroke
3The Earl of Gloucester
4 Robert Clifford, Henry de Beaumont
5 Hugh Despencer

The Scots:
1 Robert the Bruce
2 Edward Bruce
3 James Douglas
4 Randolph
5 Angus Og

Opposing armies
Opposing Plans
The Campaign
The Battle
The Aftermath
The Battlefield today


Product details

Published 25 Mar 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855326095
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 65 b/w; 37 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 102
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Peter Armstrong

Peter Armstrong went to Keswick School after which…


Graham Turner

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