It has been nearly a century since a book on la campagne de Bannockburn de 1314 has been published for the general reader. Recent scholarship has illuminated one of the most exciting battles of Scottish history, showing it to be as historically significant as it was romantic et bloody. This book carries the reader through the politics et plans of an military campaign of the Middle Ages, including the logistical sinews of war, the drama of court intrigue et the violent clash of soldier against soldier.
Using recent studies of weapons, warfare et Scottish history, as well as sound archival sources, this book opens the files on a year's preparation for a massive invasion anglaise de l'Écosse, from noble politics to common victuals. Never neglecting the heroic legends surrounding King Robert Bruce, the Black Douglas, King Edward Plantegenet et Isabella, the She-Wolf of France, La Bataille de Bannockburn examines the common soldiers summoned to war et the knights who fought near them but never avec them.
Pulled by chivalric ethics et pushed by Church politics, two kings et their people came to the banks du Bannockburn to decide the fate of Stirling Castle et the domination of Scotland.
Table of Contents
- Preface: The Ladies et the Cages
- The Significance of Bannockburn
- Edward II Plantagenet, King of England
- Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland
- Le Armée Anglaise
- The Scottish Army
- The Place
- Falkirk à Bannockburn, Sunday 23 Juin 1314
- The Carse et the New Park, Night of 23/24 Juin 1314
- Stirling Carse, Morning of Monday 24 Juin 1314
- The end
Hardcover – Tempus Publishing
18 × 25 cm
16 Colour Illustrations
53 Black/White Illustrations
Aryeh Nusbacher is a Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, having trained as an historien at the University of Toronto, the Royal Military College of Canada et Oxford University. He was the historical consultant for the History Channel's television documentary on Bannockburn. Aryeh Nusbacher's book is a must-have for joueurs de guerre interested in recreating la Bataille de Bannockburn en miniature.
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