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 simplest identified occasion within the heritage of Medieval Scotland. It was once a distinct occasion. The conflict of 2 armies, each one led by way of 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 element within the Anglo-Scottish wars of the fourteenth century, the conflict has been generally mentioned, yet Bannockburn used to be additionally a pivotal occasion within the historical past of the British Isles. This publication 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 principal value within the shaping of countries and identities within the past due Medieval British Isles.

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