The Scotland of Wallace and Bruce

  135-471. The Authentic Life of Sir William Wallace.
274 pages.
This biographical study of Wallace provides an interesting and substantial history of the controversial figure in the development of Scotland in the high middle ages. It is an older account, drawing upon traditional sources, and providing an extended narrative history of the events of the life of Wallace.

  135-472. Bannockburn—23 and 24 June 1314, A Study in Military History.
By Philip Christison. 15 pages.
This is an interpretation of this decisive battle which actively compares and examines previous accounts and attempts to relate events to the site on which they occurred.

  135-473. The Battle of Bannockburn.
By Herbert Maxwell. 1914. 22 pages.
The battle of Bannockburn remains one of the great controversial military engagements in British history. This is a refutation of W. M. Mackenzie’s The Battle of Bannockburn, and is an effort to clarify points which Maxwell feels have been ignored or mis-stated.

  135-474. Brus versus Baliol, 1290-1291: The Model for Edward I’s Tribunal.
By George Neilson.1918. 14 pages.
The disputed succession to the throne of Scotland allowed Edward I of England to intervene, and the tribual which he established to determine the right to the realm of Scotland was both an innovation in Scottish history and a cooked case. This study examines that tribunal, its origin, and its role.

  135-475. The Campaign and Battle of Culblean, AD 1335.
By W. Douglas Simpson. 1930. 10 pages.
The protracted war between England and Scotland led to numerous engagements, including this one on 30 November 1335, in which Douglas, Moray, and Atholl participated. This has often been called the turning point in the second war of Scottish independence.

  135-476. Edward Bruce’s Invasion of Ireland.
By Olive Armstrong. 1923. 195 pages.
Between 1315 and 1318, Edward, brother to Robert Bruce, undertook campaigns in Ireland aimed at diverting English military efforts there and away from Scotland. The severity of the campaigns and the devastation which they produced haunted Ireland for decades and poisoned Irish-Scottish relations for centuries.

  135-477. Edward the First.
By T. F. Tout. 1906. 244 pages.
Edward’s policy toward Scotland both provoked the Scots into action against England and at the same time defined English efforts to absorb Scotland into a larger union. Tout is one of the legendary historians of the 19th century, and his work remains a seminal one for an understanding of this English monarch, the “Hammer of the Scots.”

  135-478. The Edwards in Scotland, AD 1296-1377.
By Joseph Bain. 1901. 105 pages.
Edward I, John Balliol, William Wallace, and Robert the Bruce all are part of the history which here is presented from the English perspective. Bannockburn and the defeat of Edward II (and his attempted return), the Black Plague, and the English collapse all are part of this fascinating study.

  135-479. A New View of the War of Independence.
By E. M. Barron, with rejoinders. 14 pages.
The role of the north of Scotland in the fight for independence from England long has been ignored, and this is an adjustment to the view long held that the southern or Border portion alone contributed to the fight against Edward I and Edward II.

  135-480. The Scottish War of Independence: Its Antecedents and Effects.
By William Burns. 1874. 2 vols. 486, 603 pages.
This monumental study concentrates upon those threats to Scottish independence from Roman through Norse, to English efforts at subversion. The bulk of the book concentrates upon the events of 1290-1320, and the struggles among Edward of England, Wallace, and Bruce. A wealth of detail here—over 1000 pages of solid history.

  135-481. The Site of the New Park in Relation to the Battle of Bannockburn.
By Thomas Miller. 19 pages.
Mackenzie, Miller, and Maxwell, all were prominent historians making arguments relative to the battle and its actual site. This is a study of the battle site, of the controversy over where the battle took place, and what the terrain actually was like at the time of the engagement.

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