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William Wallace. Brave Heart.

MACKAY, JAMES

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ISBN 10: 185158823X / ISBN 13: 9781851588237
Edité par Mainstream Publishing,, Edinburgh,, 1955
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288 pages, map, pictorial wraps, very good. Reprint. From the back cover, 'Sir William Wallace of Ellerslie one of history's greatest heroes, but also one of its greatest enigmas - a shadowy figure whose edges have been blurred by myth and legend. Even the date and place of his birth have been mis-stated - until now. James Mackay uses all his skills as a historical detective to produce this definitive biography, telling the incredible story of a man who, without wealth or noble birth, rose to become Guardian of Scotland. William Wallace, with superb generalship and tactical genius, led a country with no previous warlike tradition to triumph gloriously over the much larger, better-armed and better-trained English forces. Seven hundred years later, the heroism and betrayal, the valiant deeds and the dark atrocities, and the struggle of a small nation against a brutal and powerful empire, still create a compelling tale.'. N° de réf. du libraire 13865

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Titre : William Wallace. Brave Heart.

Éditeur : Mainstream Publishing,, Edinburgh,

Date d'édition : 1955

Reliure : Soft Cover

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Sir William Wallace of Ellerslie is one of history's greatest heroes, but also one of its greatest enigmas—a shadowy figure whose edges have been blurred by myth and legend. James MacKay uses all his skills as a historical detective to produce this definitive biography, telling the incredible story of a man who, without wealth or noble birth, rose to become Guardian of Scotland. William Wallace, with superb generalship and tactical genius, led a country with no previous warlike tradition to triumph gloriously over the much larger, better-armed, and better-trained English forces. 700 years later, the heroism and betrayal, the valiant deeds and the dark atrocities, and the struggle of a small nation against a brutal and powerful empire, still create a compelling tale.

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"Dramatic ... a serious attempt to set Wallace's life in its historical context" The Herald "Mackay's research and prose are meticulous ... but just below the surface breathes a great sympathy for Wallace" Mail on Sunday "This serious biography will provide entertaining and instructive reading for anyone who wishes to know about the career of an outstanding patriot" North Star "Rich in detail and background ... this is a fascinating study, ideal for anyone interested in either medieval history or the life of a brave, charismatic and noble Scot" Review 22

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