The Wars of the Bruces


The film “Braveheart” scored an A for entertainment and an F- for history. This book sets the record straight and tells the story of how Scotland won independence from England and set in train the process through the Union of Crowns, the Union of Parliaments and the Blair Government legislation that gave Scotland dominance over England, while removing the ability of English MPs to exert any influence over either Scottish affairs or the disproportionate redistribution of tax collections to Scotland. As a result of this process it is easy to understand why English history gives little space to the de Brus family and the reign of Robert I. Scottish history is also strangely parochial in its treatment of the de Brus. It has taken an Irishman to provide some depth and perspective to the impact of the de Brus family on the affairs of not only Scotland but also of Ireland and England

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