Bannockburn: The triumph of Robert the Bruce
Bannockburn was a pivotal battle in British history. It remains Scotland's most celebrated military victory and ranks as one of the most humiliating defeats England has ever suffered. As such it was a formative influence on the national identity of both countries.
Its extraordinary outcome lends Bannockburn an enduring fascination and yet there has been no major revision of the battle for almost a century. Many questions still remain unaswered. By thoroughly re-
The story of Bannockburn is dominated by great historical figures such as the Black Douglas; Giles d'Argentan, the third best knight in Christendom; the notoriously incompetent Edward II; and above all by the iconic figure of Robert Bruce. Their roles in this bloody encounter are fully retraced in this book, along with the chaotic horror of the battle itself.
"An excellent analysis of Edward II’s political ineptitude and Robert the Bruce’s strategic skills... Bannockburn is a terrific story."
"A full and convincing account of the battle of Bannockburn, positioned within a political and military context."
"David Cornell brings the latest scholarship to life in an engrossingly detailed and yet unfailingly exciting study."
"Presented with such a scholarly and well-