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Robert the Bruce: King of the Scots

Michael Penman


Robert the Bruce (1274–1329) famously defeated the English at Bannockburn and became the hero king responsible for Scottish independence. This book focuses on Robert's kingship in the fifteen years that followed his triumphant victory and establishes Robert as not only a great military leader but a great monarch. Robert faced a slow and often troubled process of legitimating his authority, restoring government, rewarding his supporters, accommodating former enemies, and controlling the various regions of his kingdom, none of which was achieved overnight. The book investigates Robert's resettle ... More

Keywords: Robert the Bruce, Bannockburn, Scottish independence, kingdom, resettlement, parliaments, piety, court ethos, kingship, ceremony

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780300148725
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300148725.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Penman, author
University of Stirling