Military history

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

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

The Bruces of fourteenth-century Scotland were formidable and enthusiastic warriors. Former studies of this period of history tend to concentrate on 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 Lanarkshire; Edward Bruce was proclaimed King of Ireland and came close to subduing that country, and The Isle of Man was captured and a Welsh sea-port raided. In the North Sea, the Scots allied with German and Flemish pirates to cripple England's vital wool trade and disrupt her war effort.

Preface

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Introduction: Lordship and Nationality in the British Isles in the Early Fourteenth Century

Chapter 1. The King of Summer: the Bruce Coup d’Etat in Scotland, 1306

Chapter 2. Robert I, Edward II and the Kingdom of Scotland, 1307–1314

Chapter 3. The Raiding of Northern England, 1311–1322

Chapter 4. The Defence of Northern England, 1311–1322

Chapter 5. The Bruce Intervention in Ireland, 1315–1322

Chapter 6. The North Sea Theatre of War and the Towns

Conclusion: The Climax and Collapse of the Scottish Hegemony in the British Isles, 1322–1330

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