William Wallace: The King's Enemy
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William Wallace: The King's Enemy

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Written by a specialist in Scottish history, this biography chronicles the life & times of one of the greatest heroes in the story of Scotland's long struggle for independence, a 13th-century patriot named William Wallace who raised an army to oppose the forces of England's Edward I. His victory at the battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 resulted in his elevation to the...more
Hardcover, 173 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Barnes & Noble Books (NY) (first published February 1st 1991)
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Samuel Snoek-Brown
This is in places an engaging read, as Gray's passion for his subject is evident everywhere. But what makes it engaging in some places makes it amateurish in others, because Gray's biases too often color his historical objectivity. He often openly ignores documented fact--or the lack thereof--in order to speculate on the emotions and thought processes not only of Wallace, but also of Robert the Bruce, Edward I, and many other figures key to the war for Scottish independence. He also relies heavi...more
This book is one of the most BORING books I have ever read! If I were you, I would not waste my time reading this book!
Andrew Kosztyo
No book about a personal forebearer can be bad.
Such a sad story, and brutal times.
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