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Summary

Explore the captivating events and people of the Wars of Scottish Independence

The borderland between Scotland and England has historically been a site of struggle, violence, and conflict. This was acutely so during the First Scottish War of Independence. The tumult during this medieval period was grand, presenting a historical stage filled with memorable larger-than-life figures such as Edward I, William Wallace, also known as "Braveheart”, and Robert de Bruce.

In this audiobook, you'll discover the revolutionary events that formed both Scottish and English history.

Wars of Scottish Independence: A Captivating Guide to the Battles Between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England, Including the Impact Made by King Robert the Bruce includes topics such as:
 

  • Good Fences; Good Neighbors
  • Crisis
  • Defiance
  • The Martyr
  • Power Struggles
  • Inner Strife
  • The Battle of Bannockburn
  • A Worthy King
  • The Son of the Bruce & the Second War for Independence
  • And much, much more!

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about the Wars of Scottish Independence!

©2018 Captivating History (P)2018 Captivating History

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Short and Sweet(ish)

My first captivating history listen and very impressed with the direct/relevant information produced, however i was constantly distracted my the narrators consistent inability to pronouce scottish towns and cities.

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This book contains much appreciated history.

He is no less assured in dealing with the military aspects of the endless series of miserable campaigns involved and in keeping interest up throughout. This is a grim tale of treachery, greed and slaughter on a vast scale and it is a tribute to the author that he so convincingly conveys the nature and mentality of a society that accepted this state of affairs as the norm for its existence over decades. In its credible recreation of the medieval period this book has much in common with Zoe Oldenbourg's histories of the First to Third Crusades.

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I enjoyed the struggle.

The conflict between the ruling families of England and Scotland are objectively explained in their dynastic and historic contexts, and where emergent nationalist sentiments played a role these are not exaggerated out of proportion. The author steers the reader with a sure hand through the complexities of family relationships and medieval concepts of sovereignty, loyalty and justice.

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The Misery of Medieval Life...

This is an excellent single-volume history of the Anglo-Scottish Wars in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. It strips away the clouds of romantic distortion and sentimentality which for a century and a half have surrounded historical figures such as William Wallace and Robert Bruce and which have more recently been perpetuated on the silver screen.

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A rather satisfactory audible.

I suppose this is worth reading simply because there aren't many good books on the Scottish War of Independence but I suggest reading it with a skeptical and educated eye, because the author makes some statements that are questionable at best.

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Recommended for Scottish people.

I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to have a better understanding of the rise of Wallace and the Bruce and the conflict that caused England and Scotland to go to war.

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An amazing read!!

Yes, it is pure history and a fresh look at it, but done with a readable craft that nearly makes you forget that. The author has a firm control of what he wants to impart. Well researched, loaded with tons of interesting details.

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Fitting Addition to the history.

This is the another great series from captivating history writing team. It begins just after the attack. The story then progresses up to the Battle of Sterling Bridge and Wallace's appointment as Guardian of Scotland by Robert the Bruce

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Need to understand the war? Get this book.

However, that is not to take anything away from the author, just personal taste on my part. The book is well worth purchasing in full. Interesting subjects on a par with the writing of Bernard Cornwell and Robyn Young in the arenas of England, France, Scotland, etc.

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Better than the Guardians Trilogy.

The author's series never fail to entertain. His Templar Trilogy is better than the Guardians Trilogy, I think, perhaps because some of the Guardians Trilogy is written in first person, while as a matter of personal preference, I prefer second or third person narratives.

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The writer did a great amount of research.

Thus book was a gift. I would not have purchased it. It was the type of book you did not want to put down. The writer did a great amount of reach on travel time form on location to an other.

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  • Willy
  • 04-10-18

Good historical look at the borders of Scotland

The story then progresses up to the Wars of Scottish Independence's appointment as Guardian of Scotland by Captivating History ..This novel is full of plot twists and suspense that leaves you wanting more! You might think you know William Wallace from the movie BRAVEHEART, but that barely touched the surface of what you'll discover in this book!

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  • Michael
  • 04-10-18

Strongly recommended............

If you want an understanding of the Anglo-Scottish conflict that is based on strong research and that avoids the subjects myths and cliches, then read this book. Strongly recommended.

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  • Thelma
  • 04-10-18

Who Knew All this Stuff...

This was a Great Little book to get a snapshot view of a fascinating woman. I learned a lot in a little bit of time investment.

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  • Rachel
  • 04-10-18

Historical masterpiece...

The author (Captivating History ) has taken an complex and emotive subject by the scruff of the neck and shaken it free of historical dogma. His grasp of the subject clearly shines through yet he avoids turgid academic language but writes with flare and pace which is so often missing from history texts.

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  • Jim
  • 04-10-18

Four Stars from me, there is a reason.

It is a good (not very good) historical book, look at the borders of Scotland.

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  • Madina
  • 04-10-18

Real Scottish history to learn.

Good book, debunks some of the "history" being bandied about in modern movies. Believe it or not, this book shows the real Wars of Scottish Independence weren't ANYTHING like portrayed in the movie 'Braveheart". A must read for anyone who actually has a yen for real Scottish history!

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  • Matha
  • 04-10-18

The read was good.

This is an amazing history that puts the Scottish Wars of Independence into context, starting with the point that battles are only a blip on the historical landscape and surrounding events, people, and pressures mean everything.

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  • James
  • 04-10-18

See how Scottish fight.

This is a great book that deserves to be more widely read. It shows, with proper referencing, why the common view of the Scottish War of Independence is wrong and why the movie "BRAVEHEART" is English propaganda.

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  • Kathleen
  • 04-10-18

A little more detailed than I expecting.

This book contains a little more detailed than I like with so many knights and lords that is hard to remember who they are and what part they played.