The Wars of the Bruces

Scotland, England and Ireland 1306 - 1328

Colm McNamee

Date Published :
September 2021
Publisher :
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781780276618
Pages : 368
Dimensions : 7.8 X 5.1 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order


The Bruces of fourteenth-century Scotland were formidable and enthusiastic warriors. Whilst much has been written about events as they happened in Scotland during the chaotic years of the first part of the fourteenth century, England’s war with Robert the Bruce profoundly affected the whole of the British Isles. Scottish raiders struck deep into the heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire; Robert’s younger brother, Edward Bruce, was proclaimed King of Ireland and came close to subduing the country; the Isle of Man was captured and a Welsh sea-port was raided; and in the North Sea Scots allied with German and Flemish pirates to cripple England’s vital wool trade and disrupt its war effort.

Packed with detail and written with a strong and involving narrative thread, this is the first book to link up the various theaters of war and discuss the effect of the wars of the Bruces outside Scotland.

About The Author

Colm McNamee is the Senior Research Officer for the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland. He studied at Queens' University, Belfast, and Worcester College, Oxford and has a DPhil in Medieval History.


for well crafted history, this volume would be hard to beat' 

- Danny Murphy, S.A.T.H.

This is a fine book that should be of interest to a much wider audience than historians'

- Michael Prestwich, University of Durham

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