Scotland's First War of Independence
Sarah Crome’s beautifully illustrated book “Scotland’s First War of Independence” tells the tale of a turbulent time in Scotland’s history from the tragic death of Alexander III in 1286, through the English invasions and the resistance of William Wallace of Braveheart fame, to the military successes of Robert the Bruce and the Treaty of Edinburgh in 1328. Using maps, reconstruction illustrations, artifacts and documents of the era, Ms. Crome guides us through the events that ultimately led to Scotland’s independence.
From the forward by Nigel Tranter author of The Bruce Trilogy, “I commend this book to all discerning readers. History is the memory of the races, and a nation which loses its memory is sad indeed, and not worthy to be called a nation. Here is an enthralling account of one of the most tumultuous and momentous forty years of two nations.”
160 pages, chronology, index, bibliography & further reading, illustrations on every page.
As we approach the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, Scotland’s First War of Independence will appeal to everyone who has a passion for Scotland’s history.
About the author Sarah Crome
Sarah Crome has spent her life promoting this exciting era of history. She has worked on many projects connected with the Wars of Independence, including the publication ‘Murder at Greyfriars’ and
a Robert the Bruce tourist trail in Dumfries and Galloway. She participated in the television programme ‘King of Scots’ in 2006, has held seminars and speaks regularly about her work on medieval
Scotland, particularly the Wars of Independence of the late 13th, early 14th centuries. In 2000, she became an FSA (Scot) for her work in this field.
Sarah is one half of The Regal Storytellers with fellow author, Paul V Hunter. Together, they carry out Storytelling events in Schools, libraries, historic sites and tourism venues.
Size: 305mm x 230mm
Hardback: 162 pages
Sample page from the book.