The Wars of the Bruces
Scotland, England and Ireland 1306 - 1328
4.9 x 7.7 in, 8pp b/w plates
- February 2023
Packed with detail and written with a strong and involving narrative thread, this is the first book to link up the various theaters of war and discuss the effect of the wars of the Bruces outside Scotland.
"...for well crafted history, this volume would be hard to beat." ~Danny Murphy, S.A.T.H.
"This is a fine book that should be of interest to a much wider audience than historians." ~Michael Prestwich, University of Durham
"[It's] the different perspective which McNamee brings to his subject which is amongst the chief merits of The Wars of the Bruces." ~History Ireland
"In this well-written and well-researched book, McNamee treads familiar territory: the formative period of Scottish independence from England under its greatest medieval king, Robert the Bruce. ...McNamee dispels much of the romantic notion of Bruce as a pan-Celtic hero." ~Speculum
"...The Wars of the Bruces is a valuable adjunct to the existing historiography and a credible corrective to some of the Bruce panegyrists." ~HistoryNet
"If the postmodernist onslaught on historical methodology has left some medievalists in a crisis of confidence, they need look no further than McNamee's new book for a resounding affirmation of traditional approaches to the study of the Middle Ages… [A] meticulous, comprehensive and persuasive discussion drawing on a wide range of source material..." ~The Innes Review
"Some of the most innovative and illuminating medieval history…" ~The Scottish Historical Review