I also enjoyed the friendship and loyalty themes, and the long lasting love between Bruce and his wife. Robert the Bruce has become a figure of Scottish national legend, renowned as the man who threw off the shackles of English oppression. These audio books are very amazing story tale with nice pace of thoughts and free flow of story line. For a list of all of Tranter's book, see this Wikipedia page. In the second of this best selling trilogy, Nigel Tranter charts these turbulent years, revealing the flowering of Bruce's character, sustained by a passionate love, not only of his land and people, but. Nigel Tranter succeeds admirably in bringing the story of Robert I - Scotland's greatest King - to life. As Scotland suffers an English invasion and occupation, Bruce begins his struggle to establish a new order in Scotland.
After that, he went on to join the Royal Artillery during the Second World War and was asked to serve in the East Anglia. Master storyteller Nigel Tranter tells the tale of the legendary warrior, and future King of Scots. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. The series also included the history of some of the non-domestic structures such as churches, priories, communal defense buildings, etc. Right from his childhood days, Nigel was very much interested in castles and the history associated with them. The winning doesn't come easily, though.
Much more than a blow by blow account and much more than a love story, full of joys and tribulations this book encompassed all the great things about a story; passion, need, hurt, loss, death and birth, for Bruce's heir and for a free Scotland alike. This trilogy tells the story of Robert the Bruce and how, tutored and encouraged by the heroic William Wallace, he determined to continue the fight for an independent Scotland, sustained by a passionate love for his land. I imagine most of us non Scots have only heard of Bannockburn by name and none of the detail of The Scottish wa Can't really add to what others have said but an excellent read. This is a tale told with wonder, passion and awe by the fireside. In the third of this best selling trilogy, Nigel Tranter charts these turbulent years, revealing the flowering of Bruce's character, sustained by a passionate love, not only of his land and people, but.
In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, it is shown that Rob Ray MacGregor was declared as an outlaw by the by the State Secretary, the Montrose Duke, and the Cumberland Duke, in the year 1715. This book is absolutely amazing and is the kind of book that no matter how many times you read it will emotionally move because it is so easy to become absorbed in the Scots epic struggle for freedom from the oppression of the English. See my review here: Nigel Tranter is an excellent historian - if you want to know more about Scottish history, then I really recommend you read his books. It makes some speculative claims about his allegedly dysfunctional marriage with. A memorable novel and an intriguing interpretation of The Bruce. This trilogy tells the story of Robert the Bruce and how, tutored and encouraged by the heroic William Wallace, he determined to continue the fight for an independent Scotland, sustained by a passionate love for his land.
The rollicking, scurrilous tale of John of Gaunt's bed hopping and pretensions to the crown of Castile goes unwritten. Wallace see Tranter's The Wallace was a shooting star that lit the conscious mind, giving cry to a national identity Scotland often lacked, since clan ties and oaths were generally put before homage to the king. It's also fair to say that one doesn't read Tranter in search of the highest literary quality. Tranter opens a door into Scotland's past, and permits you to walk with the Bruce, not as a historical figure or king, but as a man with faults, fears and all. If you can put some of the characters aside, his books are a great way of finding out more about Scottish history - I can't understand why this is not taught in British schools where we only get Engl Nigel Tranter is an excellent historian - if you want to know more about Scottish history, then I really recommend you read his books.
It's even better the second time around. But Tranter pulls the speeches off beautifully. But the enduring sales and accolades given to Tranter, both during his life and posthumously, are a testament to his historical and literary skill. During his career, he was considered as one of the prolific authors of the historical and architectural books, many of which were related to the different design aspects of the castles. Robert appears wise and humble yet has done terrible things that were very outrageous, but had to be done.
The Scottish author wrote many novels based on historical events and figures. Told with the words of a poet, the heart of a true story teller, and the insight of a wise man, a thinker, and one who has lived a life and listened. He was born on November 23, 1909 and died on January 09, 2000, at the age of 90. And The Bruce Trilogy is Tranter at his best a wee bit redundant since Tranter was always at his best. In short, it's one of the great heroic tales told with great skill.
The guards came over and forced the Bruce to his knees in front of everyone humilating him. All the Scots were forced to come to a banquet held by the king of Scotland where they were forced to swear their lands to him, but when it was Roberts turn he told the king that he had already sworn loyalty to him earlier. Bruce's dealings in this treachery reveal a savvy leader, whose goals ever are to strengthen Scotland's independence. This is a magick that transcends being a writer, even a very good writer. But his style is well adapted to the subject matter and I give him high marks for the economy and precision of his descriptions and also for the characters' speeches, above all those of Bruce.
The plot is incredible and very emotional with many tear jerker moments that it seems like it came from the mind of an amazing writer, but it is actual history. A capable commander versed both in knightly and guerilla warfare, he had a fearsome temper and yet had the infinite patience to forgive his enemies -- over the protestations of his closest friends and most trusted advisors! To anyone reading this who's Scottish,can only make you feel proud. Two men stood in his way: William Wallace and Robert Bruce. Bruce fought for a throne; Wallace fought for the nation's freedom with nothing wanted for himself. But you learn why Bruce bought his time, played both ends against the middle, and succeeded where Wallace failed. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text.