Robert Bruce: Our Most Valiant Prince, King and Lord, by Colm McNamee
The life of Robert Bruce is one of the greatest comeback stories in history.
A desperate fugitive who returned from exile to recover the kingdom he claimed, Bruce became a gifted military leader and a wise statesman.
Colm McNamee combines the most up to date scholarship on this crucial figure in the history of the British Isles with lucid explanation of the medieval context, so that readers of all backgrounds can appreciate Bruce's enormous contribution to the historical impact not just on Scotland, but on England and Ireland too.
Peeling back the layers of misconception and propaganda, the author paints an accurate, sympathetic but balanced portrait of a much beloved national hero.