The Scottish War and the British Isles, 1307-1323
By (author) Michael Brown
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Bannockburn by Michael Brown
Book DescriptionThe battle of Bannockburn, fought on the fields south of Stirling at midsummer 1314, is the best known event in the history of Medieval Scotland. It was a unique event. The clash of two armies, each led by a king, followed a clear challenge to a battle to determine the status of Scotland. As a key point in the Anglo-Scottish wars of the fourteenth century, the battle has been extensively discussed, but Bannockburn was also a pivotal event in the history of the British Isles. This book analyses the road to Bannockburn, the campaign of 1314 and the aftermath of the fight. It demonstrates that in both its context and legacy the battle had a central significance in the shaping of nations and identities in the late Medieval British Isles.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748633333
(244mm x 172mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Michael Brown
Michael Brown is Reader in Scottish History at the University of St Andrews. He has written books on James I, the Black Douglases and volume four in the New Edinburgh History of Scotland, 'The Wars of Scotland, 1214-1371'.
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