In the Footsteps of Robert Bruce: In Scotland, Northern England and Ireland (BOK)
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For over 600 years, Robert Bruce has occupied a unique place in Scottish history. Yet behind the legendary figure is a complex, and in many ways more intriguing, picture. Bruce was a man who not only led his nation to a famous victory over the English at Bannockburn, but also overcame powerful odds to win power in Scotland and fulfil his family's long-held ambition for political power. This book, illustrated with superb colour and black and white photographs, takes the reader on a journey from Bruce's birth in south-west Scotland to his kingship and triumph at Bannockburn and finally to his death as King of Scotland in 1329, covering in detail all of the principal characters and dramatic settings of the major political and military events of the period. "In the Footsteps of Robert Bruce" is an essential companion for an adventure through the landscapes and places associated with Robert Bruce in Scotland, Northern England and Ireland, and a fascinating exploration of the turbulent history surrounding Scotland's hero king. Alan Young is a freelance lecturer and writer on British medieval history, formerly Principal Lecturer in History at University College of Ripon and York St John. He has written widely on Scottish and northern English history. 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" (The History Press).