Contents; Maps vii; Abbreviations ix; Preface xi; 1. A Kingdom in Perplexity; 2. Bruce of Annandale; 3. Bruce versus Balliol; 4. A Lamb among Wolves; 5. Two Kinds of War; 6. Experiments in Guardianship; 7. The King over the Water; 8. Defeat; 9. Revolution; 10. A King in Search of his Throne; 11. The Turn of the Tide; 12. Bannockburn; 13. War and Peace; 14. Good King Robert; The Clergy; The Nobles; The Community of the Realm; 15. In Search of Robert Bruce; Appendix; Notes to Chapters; Genealogical Tables; Table of Dates; Index.
Geoffrey Barrow was Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography, University of Edinburgh, 1979-92, where he is currently Professor Emeritus.
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