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Bannockburn: The Scottish Wars and the British Isles by Michael Brown

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By Michael Brown

The conflict of Bannockburn, fought at the fields south of Stirling at midsummer 1314, is the easiest identified occasion within the historical past of Medieval Scotland. It used to be a distinct occasion. The conflict of 2 armies, every one led through a king, a transparent problem to a conflict to figure out the prestige of Scotland and its survival as a separate realm. As a key aspect within the Anglo-Scottish wars of the fourteenth century, the conflict has been generally mentioned, yet Bannockburn was once additionally a pivotal occasion within the historical past of the British Isles. This ebook analyses the line to Bannockburn, the crusade of 1314 and the aftermath of the struggle. It demonstrates that during either its context and legacy the conflict had a primary importance within the shaping of countries and identities within the past due Medieval British Isles.

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68 However, for Bruce any contact was an advance which had been won by his successes in warfare. He was keen to exploit the opportunity. A month after the truce had begun, Robert held his first parliament. It met at St Andrews and its main business was to display Bruce as the king of Scots before a European audience. A letter was sent to King Philip from the Scottish nobility which responded to his request for participation in the crusade by reminding him of the alliance he had made with the Scots.

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