New PDF release: Bannockburn: Scotland's Greatest Victory

By Peter Reese

ISBN-10: 1782114688

ISBN-13: 9781782114680

The conflict of Bannockburn, at which Robert the Bruce's military vanquished Edward I, is still probably the most major and ongoing assets of Scottish satisfaction. This background starts with the army clashes through the preliminary levels of the Wars of Independence. After Bruce's rebellion opposed to Edward I, it follows his chain of army successes which ended in the siege of the English garrison in Stirling fortress and taken in regards to the nice conflict among either nations at Bannockburn. The booklet considers the importance of the Scottish victory, primarily—but no longer exclusively—in the sunshine in their persevered battlefield successes that pressured England to recognize Scotland's re-emergence as a sovereign strength 14 years later.

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Clarke, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, and Raghnall Ó Floinn (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1998), 178–79. 32 Early Irish Dress and Accessories the large number of fragmentary arm-rings in Irish silver hoards of the late ninth to tenth centuries. A very large number of individual arm-rings may be found together in a single hoard, for instance, ten in the Hare Island hoard, as already mentioned. This does not in itself prove that an individual could own many arm-rings, but Flann’s possession of such a large number suggests that this may have been the case.

Creed (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1965), 96. 102 Else Roesdahl, The Vikings (London: Guild Publishing, 1991), 39. 103 Else Roesdahl and David M. , From Viking to Crusader: The Scandinavians and Europe 800–1200 (New York: Rizzoli, 1992), no. 26. 18 Early Irish Dress and Accessories Fig. 6: Hiberno-Viking silver neck-ring found at Limerick. 75 inches). Drawing: National Museum of Ireland, by permission. found there, some of which are quite weighty. The heaviest surviving example is an arm-ring, from Rathedan, Co.

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