Bannockburn: The Scottish War and the British Isles, 1307-1323

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Edinburgh University Press, 2008 - History - 206 pages
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The battle of Bannockburn, fought on the fields south of Stirling at midsummer 1314, is the best known event in the history of Medieval Scotland. It was a unique event. The clash of two armies, each led by a king, followed a clear challenge to a battle to determine the status of Scotland and its survival as a separate realm. As a key point in the Anglo-Scottish wars of the fourteenth century, the battle has been extensively discussed, but Bannockburn was also a pivotal event in the history of the British Isles. This book analyses the road to Bannockburn, the campaign of 1314 and the aftermath of the fight. It demonstrates that in both its context and legacy the battle had a central significance in the shaping of nations and identities in the late Medieval British Isles.
  

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Contents

The Most Victorious Battle of Bannockburn
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1 The Battle and its Story
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2 The Bannockburn War 130713
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A Kingdom Divided
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4 The Scottish War and the Plantagenet Dominions 13071314
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5 The Campaign October 1313Midsummer 1314
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6 The Battle 234 June 1314
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7 The Aftermath July 1314May 1323
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8 The Legacy
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Bibliography
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Index
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Michael Brown is at the University of St Andrews

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