Post-classical history

Bannockburn: Scotland's Greatest Victory

Bannockburn: Scotland's Greatest Victory

A riveting foray into Scottish military history

The Battle of Bannockburn, at which Robert the Bruce's army vanquished Edward I, remains one of the most significant and ongoing sources of Scottish pride. This history begins with the military clashes during the initial stages of the Wars of Independence. After Bruce's revolt against Edward I, it follows his chain of military successes which led to the siege of the English garrison in Stirling Castle and brought about the great battle between both countries at Bannockburn. The book considers the significance of the Scottish victory, primarily—but not exclusively—in the light of their continued battlefield successes that compelled England to acknowledge Scotland's reemergence as a sovereign power 14 years later.

INTRODUCTION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

PROLOGUE

Section One: The Path to Battle

Chapter 1. SCOTLAND UNDER SIEGE

Chapter 2. DIVIDED LEADERSHIP

Chapter 3. WINNING A KINGDOM

Section Two: The Contenders

Chapter 4. THE TWO ARMIES

Chapter 5. THE SCOTTISH COMMANDERS

Chapter 6. THE ENGLISH COMMANDERS

Section Three: Bruce’s Masterstroke

Chapter 7. ADVANCE TO BATTLE

Chapter 8. ENCOUNTERS – DAY ONE

Chapter 9. WEIGHING THE ODDS

Chapter 10. BATTLE JOINED

Chapter 11. THE PURSUIT

AFTERMATH

NOTES

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