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Title:
In the footsteps of Robert Bruce
Author:
Young, Alan, 1949-
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Publication Information:
Phoenix Mill : Sutton, 1999.
Physical Description:
x, 190 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780750919104
Format :
Book

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Central Library DA783.4 .Y68 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

On 7 June 1329 died Robert Bruce, of goodly memory, the illustrious King of Scots, at Cardross in the 24th year of his reign. He was beyond all living men of his day, a valiant knight wrote a contemporary chronicler. Bruce's body was buried in Dunfermline Abbey, his heart removed to be taken on crusade to the Holy Land - at his dying request - but later returned to Scotland for burial, and interred at Melrose Abbey.


Author Notes

Alan Young is Principal Lecturer in History at University College of Ripon and York St John.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
1 Robert Bruce, Hero Kingp. 1
Robert Bruce, Patriot Herop. 4
2 Political Crisis and the Power Gamep. 19
The Comyns: Bruce's Greatest Oppositionp. 28
3 Bruce, Wallace and the Scottish Warsp. 39
York and the Scottish Warsp. 58
4 Bruce's Coup and the Death of Comyn the Redp. 72
William Wallace, a Hero in Defeatp. 78
5 Kingship and the Campaign for Powerp. 98
6 Bruce in Triumphp. 124
Bannockburnp. 126
The Bruces in Irelandp. 146
Appendix Access to Sitesp. 183
Bibliographyp. 185
Indexp. 188

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