Friday, April 27, 2012

Robert the Bruce: The Path of the Hero King - Nigel Tranter

The Bruce is in a lot of trouble here, lost and on the run in the wilderness, his family captured or killed. He is forced to live as a hermit, and has an epiphany in a cave. He establishes a power base in the North (with some help from a mistress who is fond of him), uniting the clans and the lowlanders, overcoming distrust. This leads to the famous battle at Bannockburn.

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