Sunday 18 January 2015

PRESS RELEASE - Battle of Bannockburn

“The Battle of Bannockburn 1314”
New Scottish Book Released Today

A gripping new book about the Battle of Bannockburn, written by historian Leonard James, has been released today by Bretwalda Books as a printed book and ebook.
A book about the historic Battle of Bannockburn, the great triumph by Robert Bruce of Edward II of England that won independence for Scotland. The book is being released to mark the 700th anniversary of the battle and to coincide with the Scottish referendum on independence.
With most of Scotland in his hands, Robert Bruce looked set to become undisputed King of Scotland - only the castle at Stirling still held out. But then King Edward II of England came north with perhaps the largest army ever fielded in Scotland by the English. Proud Edward and his army advanced like some unstoppable monster, destroying everything in their path. But Robert Bruce was waiting for them at Bannockburn. The resulting battle would change history.
This book brings an exciting new look to the Wars of Scottish Independence. The course of the campaign is given, but the emphasis is on the Battle itself and the men who fought there. There are detailed analyses of weapons, tactics and strategies, tactical diagrams explain how the troops formed up and moved, and a study of the commanders. The course of the battle is followed with the aid of maps, relating to the ground today. The aftermath of the battle, its effects and importance to the progress of the war are then described.
Author Leonard James says “I was delighted to write this book as I have long had an interest in medieval warfare. By walking the battlefield I was able to gain a unique insight into the course of the action, while handling replica weapons and armour has allowed me to gain new respect for the men who fought here.”
About the Author
Leonard James is an author of military books. He comes from a military family that has fought in every major war since at least the Crimean War, and probably before that. His forebears were mostly cavalrymen, though his father served in the RAF. Leonard has made a particular study of battlefields in Britain, walking over dozens of them to get an eye for ground. He has also handled genuine and replica weapons to better understand the use of pre-modern weapons and the men who wielded them.
Attached photos show:
1) The Book cover
2) Scottish Lowland spearman
3) English knight
4) The battlefield looking toward Stirling Castle

About the Book
Title:               The Battle of Bannockburn 1314
Author            Leonard James
ISBN                print               978-1-909698-89-5
                        ebook              978-1-910440-20-9
Publisher       Bretwalda Books
Price               £4.99

Get your copy HERE

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