A biography of Scotland’s hero king.
Winning a kingdom was not a game for the faint-hearted or naïve.
When he played his hand in this game of thrones, Bruce played the game with an unmatched determination. Here we explore the tragedies and eventual triumph of this quest.
Like his contemporary, William Wallace, the story of his life is intimately connected to Scotland’s heart breaking struggle for national survival. However, the living man behind the legend is not forgotten in this tale. His journey from boy to hero king, from uncertainty to conviction, is brought to life by considering the cultural context and his family dynamics. Bruce’s character, that combination of iron hard fortitude balanced with decency, emerges from this treatment. As does Bruce’s reputation as a great king and one of history’s greatest heroes.
This is the companion volume to William Wallace: Scotland’s Hero by the same author.