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Title: Introduction: Families at War
Author(s): Penman, Michael A
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Citation: Penman MA (2002) Introduction: Families at War. In: The Scottish Civil War: The Bruces and Balliols and the War for Control of Scotland, 1286-1356, Stroud: The History Press / Tempus, pp. 11-14.
Issue Date: Jul-2002
Publisher: The History Press / Tempus
Abstract: A sample chapter from this book. First paragraph: In August 1299, an English spy reported news of a Scottish council-of-war to his king, Edward I. It was just over a year since the Scots’ inspiring if unexpected leader, William Wallace, the second son of a minor knight, had been defeated by Edward at the battle of Falkirk. But the Scots had continued to rebel. In the intervening twelve months two major noblemen had emerged to act as ‘Guardians of the realm’ to lead the fight in the name of their absent king, John I (or John Balliol), then a prisoner in the Tower of London. However, these new generals - Robert Bruce, earl of Carrick, and John Comyn, son of the lord of Badenoch - were ill-matched allies.
Rights: The publisher has granted permission for use of this book chapter in this Repository. The chapter was first published in The Scottish Civil War: The Bruces and Balliols and the War for Control of Scotland, 1286-1356 by The History Press / Tempus.
Type: Part of book or chapter of book
Affiliation: History

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