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Robert the Bruce

by Whyte, Jack,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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From author Jack Whyte comes the true story of Robert the Bruce: a passionate man. An incredible warrior. And one of Scotland's finest.

Robert I, or as he is known to a grateful Scottish nation, Robert the Bruce, was one of Scotland's greatest kings, as well as one of the most famous warriors of his generation. He spearheaded the valiant Scots in their quest for freedom, leading his people during the Wars of Scottish Independence against the Kingdom of England during the middle ages. His reign saw the recognition of Scotland as an independent nation, and today Bruce is remembered in Scotland as a national hero.

It was by no means a fair and easy road for this indomitable fighter. As a young man he saw the English king Edward I award the vacant Crown of Scotland to John Balliol. The nation quickly splintered into factions and this spurred Robert and his father to at first side with Edward and then against John, whom many of the nobles did not feel was the correct person to guide the nation. Thus began a decades-long path for Scottish freedom. To achieve this goal, Robert sometimes had to delicately balance the power of the nobles against the might of the English. He was a tireless campaigner and after a full life of battle and diplomacy, in May 1328, King Edward III signed the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton, which recognized Scotland as an independent kingdom and Bruce as its king.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The second volume in Whyte's Guardians series is a bold, brash tribute to Robert the Bruce, one of medieval Scotland's fiercest warriors and its most revered king. Following the formula he established in The Forest Laird, his fictional biography of William Wallace, Whyte traces Robert's childhood, adolescence, and eventual evolution into a stalwart leader and champion of Scottish independence. As Edward I of England continues his quest to transform his unwilling neighbor to the north into his personal fiefdom, Robert develops the military and political skills necessary in order to lead a rebellion and liberate his beloved nation. All roads in this series can and must lead to the bloody Battle of Bannockburn as Whyte introduces James Douglas, setting the stage for the next installment in this series. Historical-fiction fans will dig into this meaty Highland saga.--Flanagan, Margaret Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Robert -- I, -- King of Scots, -- 1274-1329 -- Fiction.
Scotland -- History -- Robert I, 1306-1329 -- Fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York :2013
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Other Titles Renegade
Language English
Notes Reprint. Originally published as: The Renegade. Toronto : Penguin Canada, 2012.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description xiii, 575 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780765331571 (hardcover)
0765331578 (hardcover)
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