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eBook Robert the Bruce ePub

by Ronald M. Scott

  • ISBN: 1566192706
  • Category: Historical
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Ronald M. Scott
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Inc (1998)
  • ePub book: 1904 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1333 kb
  • Other: lit doc azw mobi
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 472

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Ronald McNair Scott's "Robert the Bruce: King of Scots" is one of the best books I have read in a long while.

Ronald McNair Scott's "Robert the Bruce: King of Scots" is one of the best books I have read in a long while. The story of the life of Robert the Bruce is already well-known to me; it is the author's ability to weave the various story-lines together and keep me riveted on what was going to happen next that I found outstanding. This is a very well written biography that reads tremendously fast

Bruce's life makes for very dramatic and interesting reading, and well worth the retelling.

Robert the Bruce book. It is a story with episodes as romantic as those of King Arthur, but also one which belongs in the annals of Scottish History, and has shaped a nation.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-) and index. Ronald McNair Scott recounts the story of one of the most remarkable and admirable medieval kings, from when Robert the Bruce had himself crowned King of Scots at Scone to his death, when his faithful follower, the legendary 'Black' Douglas, bore his heart in a silver casket to the Holy Land -from dust jacket.

Robert the Bruce is not always appreciated in America because he lacks the Hollywood image that Mel Gibson has lent to William Wallace. com User, July 25, 2001.

Robert the Bruce is one of the great heroic figures of history. When after years of struggle Scotland was reduced to a vassal state by Edward I of England it was Bruce who, supported by the Scottish Church and a group of devoted followers, had himself crowned at Scone as King of Scots and renewed the fight for freedom.

Ronald McNair Scott was educated at Cheltenham College and St John's College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. As a young man he became literary critic for the Sunday Times and the author of two novels. Country of Publication.

Comments

FailCrew FailCrew
This history is very accessible. A lot of names are thrown out in the beginning, and as I wasn't that familiar with Scottish history, I found it a little overwhelming. But from about twenty pages in, it's centered on The Bruce. Wow, what a life. It reads like fiction. I couldn't put it down. Now I understand why he's Scotland's national hero. I gave it four stars because of the confusion at the beginning with all the names. Once I got past that, it was five star reading.
Drelalen Drelalen
Very informative, quick read and an aspect of Anglo history I clearly didn't know enough about. My only issue is that all images in the book are basically extremely poor photo-copies of what I assume is from the '82 version of the book and they are borderline impossible to read or so dark you can't make out words, delineated armies, town names, etc. The map of the whole island in the beginning of the book is often used as a reference to the events detailed in the book and half the time I can't tell if the town name is represented.
Ironfire Ironfire
I love this book. It's not just a biography. It's the story of the making of a kingdom out Edward I's attempt to turn Scotland into just one more province belonging to the English Crown. The genius, wit, intellect, and great beating heart of Robert, Lord of Annandale, Earl of Carrick, King of Scots comes leaping off of the page. A must read for anyone with a drop of Scottish blood.
Zbr Zbr
A terrific, well researched, history of a pivotal time in Scottish history, A good read!
Binthars Binthars
This is a wonderful book about an amazing man. A must read for anyone interested in Scottish history or a good true story. Robert the Bruce was truly one of a kind and this book is well sourced.
Androlhala Androlhala
I was using this in attempting to get past a "block" on my ancestry search I was working on. In addition it gave me several other lines to explore. While maybe not a book for everyone it is an excellent book on the times and conditions of life in this period. Great historical overview.
Araath Araath
Very interesting, with things you don't usually hear about
Robert McNair Scott's biography of "Robert the Bruce - King of Scots" gives a very full account of the life of one of the most significant figures in Scotland's history. Of interest, he writes that his research confirms the reliability of the epic life of Robert Bruce, written less than fifty years after Bruce's death. Bruce's life makes for very dramatic and interesting reading, and well worth the retelling.