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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

Narrated by: David Patton
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: History, European
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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!

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Spoiled by awful narration.

I love Scottish history but had to stop listening due to the narrator. You can forgive a non native for mispronouncing the more difficult terms, but i can't listen to someone calling the Hebrides the "heh-brides" or the Lothians the "Lohth-eye-ans". I spent most of my time trying to figure out the narration rather than listen to the story.

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Horrible audible performance due to incorrect pronunciation of many Scottish words/places/names

This book would have been fantastic had it not been performed by an American who has pronounced every Scottish town, city and most names wrong. Very frustrating to listen to when you are Scottish.

All in all.. this does not make this a bad book, but the pronunciation is to me a large part of scottish dialect.

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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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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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Blood and hate...

The book shows that England honored its treaties with Scotland just as well as the American government honored its own treaties with Native Americans. There's also a long list of references in this book. A very, very interesting book.

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You would love this hit.

Get a copy as I did & increase your knowledge of a lesser known historical figure! Maybe someone will write a book about it, know this came later in History . They would be friends & then horrible enemies. And throughout the book would fight then make peace & then fight again.

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Very Unique stuff provided.

A very unique book ! Here we have s man very similarly to William Wallace. Fighting for Scottish Independence to gain an identity against the British . To this day I still have a problem with keeping straight the difference between Great Britain & surrounding countries.

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Wonderful way to lean.

This is a well written and easy to understand history, unlike some many dry and boring one. It brings to life the people that made history . It breaks it down in such a way that any one can understand this. I highly recommend this to any one interested in what makes Scotland Scotland

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Excellent history to learn.

This book puts the whole relatively recent vote for Scottish independence into perspective. It shows how England and Scotland have a long history of battles where thousands died, all in the name of the Scots trying to be free and the English trying to block them.

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  • Willy Staples
  • 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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  • Aryeh 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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  • Mr.
  • 03-05-19

Dubious research, historical inaccuracies.

the research methodology the author employs is dubious at best. often relying on blind storytellers to give physical descriptions. Also I can't for the life of me find out who the hell actually wrote this

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  • Austin
  • 27-11-18

It is what it says it is.

And it was a great read as well. Took my awhile to get used to the narrator, but as he is reading a textbook, more or less, he did a fine job.

The pace of the information was good, and interesting. In the beginning they give a brief overview of the material, then the go in deep, and afterward give another overall summery, that was very helpful as I was already a bit unfamiliar with the subject material.

I just finished watching Outlaw King, and wanted a bit more background without having to get to deep, and this book was perfect. I listened to it twice in a row.

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  • Michael Cooper
  • 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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  • John L Morton
  • 03-10-18

Wars of Scottish Independence was excellent.

This is factual information about the leaders of the fight for Scottish independence. I really enjoyed the Captivating History's book to describe the Scottish wars of independence. The book was brief but concise. The author compared it with what we actually know of the people and the events.

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  • Brittany C. McKinney
  • 03-10-18

A unique topic, well described.

First, get your copy as I did & increase your knowledge of a lesser known historical figure! I have a problem with keeping straight the difference between Great Britain & surrounding countries . Maybe someone will write a book about it, know this came later in History . They would be friends & then horrible enemies. And throughout the book would fight then make peace & then fight again.

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  • Randall Torrez
  • 02-10-18

Very Unique from my side.

The book also shows that England honored its treaties with Scotland just as well as the American government honored its own treaties with Native Americans.

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  • Silaoon Rome
  • 02-10-18

A history I love to read about.

The audible is very evident, the material in the book, the Scottish movement for independence had to face two major foes, only one of which was the English. The other foe, just as problematic as the other was the in-fighting among the Scottish nobility with an almost constant struggle for power, a struggle which weakened the Scottish movement and may very well have cost them their independence. Its really very well described.

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  • Just_Shoppin
  • 28-11-18

waste of time and money

Terrible unfinished garbage. And that's the good part of the book. Please don't waster your time on this on.