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The Wars of the Bruces: Scotland, England and Ireland, 1306 - 1328

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This is a very readable narrative of a momentous episode in British history. Former studies of this topic concentrate upon events in Scotland, but England's war with Robert Bruce profoundly affected the whole of the British Isles. Scottish raiders struck deep into the heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire. Unable to resist, English communities bought off the Scots, and in ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 1st 1997 by Tuckwell Press, Ltd.
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William  Shep
This interpretation of the Scottish War of Independence, based on the author's dissertation from the University of Oxford, focuses on the social and economic impact of the Scottish incursions into the north of England, especially after their stunning victory at Bannockburn in 1314.
These raids sought to force English recognition of Scottish independence and the legitimacy of the kingship of Robert the Bruce, in addition to plundering English wealth. The author includes sections on the wider scop
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Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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An extremely well sourced topic-by-chapter study of the brief 14th Century moment when Scotland was the hegemonic military power in the British Isles. From Bannockburn until a peace recognizing The Bruce's kingship (and lordship of Berwick) Scotland ravaged parts of Ireland and much of Northern England, injecting much needed money back into its economy, sowing discontent amongst their enemies, and gaining prestige for the armed forces of a battered kingdom.

Every chapter analyzes a different fron
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