Robert the Bruce

Robert the Bruce

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From author Jack Whyte comes the true story of Robert the Bruce: a passionate man. An incredible warrior. And one of Scotland's finest.

Robert I, or as he is known to a grateful Scottish nation, Robert the Bruce, was one of Scotland's greatest kings, as well as one of the most famous warriors of his generation. He spearheaded the valiant Scots in their quest for freedom, leading his people during the Wars of Scottish Independence against the Kingdom of England during the middle ages. His reign saw the recognition of Scotland as an independent nation, and today Bruce is remembered in Scotland as a national hero.

It was by no means a fair and easy road for this indomitable fighter. As a young man he saw the English king Edward I award the vacant Crown of Scotland to John Balliol. The nation quickly splintered into factions and this spurred Robert and his father to at first side with Edward and then against John, whom many of the nobles did not feel was the correct person to guide the nation. Thus began a decades-long path for Scottish freedom. To achieve this goal, Robert sometimes had to delicately balance the power of the nobles against the might of the English. He was a tireless campaigner and after a full life of battle and diplomacy, in May 1328, King Edward III signed the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton, which recognized Scotland as an independent kingdom and Bruce as its king.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2013, ©2012.
Edition: First U.S. Edition.
ISBN: 9780765331571
0765331578
Characteristics: xiii, 575 pages ;,25 cm

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dixiedog
Oct 02, 2016

Canadian author Jack Whyte’s ‘Robert the Bruce, The Guardian Series Book 2, was a very detailed and interesting Historical Fiction about one of Scotland’s best known, loved, and greatest hero King. ‘The Forest Laird’ - A Tale of William Wallace was book 1 in the series; the third book is about ‘The Black Douglas. While not as exciting as Tranter’s books, this book is interesting and enjoyable.

This story is considerably different than that of Scotland’s master story teller Nigel Tranter who wrote a trilogy on ‘The Bruce.’ I own and have read 49 of Nigel Tranter’s books. ‘Robert the Bruce, ‘The Steps to the Empty Throne’ Bruce Trilogy Book 1 is one of Tranter’s very best. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

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twlockhart
Jan 14, 2015

This book is identical to Jack White's "The Renegade - a Tale of Robert the Bruce". They are both the second in his Guardians series. Different publishers though...

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