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Monday, 7 April 2008

Scottish Knights

Scottish Knights. The Knights of the Scottish Wars of Independence. This is a detailed study of the lives of the Scottish knights and men-at-arms who fought against, and alongside, the armies of Edward I, Edward II and Edward III for more than half a century. Although there were several major battles, Stirling Bridge, Falkirk, Bannockburn, Myton, Halidon, Culblean and Neville's Cross, the great majority of the fighting was conducted by relatively small bodies of armoured cavalry drawn from the nobility and burgesses. The ability of the Bruce party to attract the service and allegiance of these men was vital to their eventual success. This is the first study to make a detailed examination of the military responsibilities and practices and the political and social factors which led the Scottish Gentry and Nobility to wage war for independence in the larger and richer kingdom of England. The Knights of the Scottish Wars of Independence.

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