William Wallace: The King's Enemy

D.J. Gray


William Wallace: The King's Enemy

William Wallace: The King's Enemy

  • Title: William Wallace: The King's Enemy
  • Author: D.J. Gray
  • ISBN: 9780760702260
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Hardcover



Written by a specialist in Scottish history, this biography chronicles the life times of one of the greatest heroes in the story of Scotland s long struggle for independence, a 13th century patriot named William Wallace who raised an army to oppose the forces of England s Edward I His victory at the battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 resulted in his elevation to theWritten by a specialist in Scottish history, this biography chronicles the life times of one of the greatest heroes in the story of Scotland s long struggle for independence, a 13th century patriot named William Wallace who raised an army to oppose the forces of England s Edward I His victory at the battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 resulted in his elevation to the status of Guardian of Scotland However, Edward, furious at the success of a man he regarded as a guerrilla, relentlessly pursued Wallace to his death in 8 1305 Wallace s story, the basis of the movie Braveheart, gives a curious insight into the mind of the modern freedom fighter This exclusive BN reprint of Gray s previously advertised paperback classic perfectly captures the life of this resolute , at times, pitiless warrior.Map Scotland, c 1300The background Scotland William WallaceEdward I Toom Tabard The making of an outlaw Wallace opens the attack Irvine Victory at Stirling Guardian of ScotlandFalkirk After Falkirk The king s enemy Wallace under pressureBetrayal death The man of destinyBibliographyReferencesIndex


Recent Comments "William Wallace: The King's Enemy"

This is in places an engaging read, as Gray's passion for her subject is evident everywhere. But what makes it engaging in some places makes it amateurish in others, because Gray's biases too often color her historical objectivity. She often openly ignores documented fact -- or the lack thereof -- in order to speculate on the emotions and thought processes not only of Wallace, but also of Robert the Bruce, Edward I, and many other figures key to the war for Scottish independence. She also relies [...]

This book is one of the most BORING books I have ever read! If I were you, I would not waste my time reading this book!

No book about a personal forebearer can be bad.

Too many far-away places with strange sounding names.

Such a sad story, and brutal times.


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