Robert The Bruce
The Path of the Hero King
by Nigel Tranter
Hodder & Stoughton, 1970 [First Edition], ISBN 0340127384, illustrated end-papers (maps), hardcover, dust-jacket
Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, some rubbing and scuffing to end-papers, library sticker to reverse front end-paper, stamp to back end-paper, weakened spine, text block solid, dust-jacket shows edge and shelf wear with small chips, rubbing, small tears, creasing and sticker to spine (see photographs)
"A harried fugitive, guilt-ridden, excommunicated, Robert the Bruce, King of Scots in name and nothing more, faced a future that all but he - and perhaps Elizabeth de Burgh, his wife - accepted as devoid of hope; his kingdom occupied by a powerful and ruthless invader; his army defeated; a large proportion of his supporters dead or prisoners; much of his people against him; and the rest so cowed and war-sick as not longer to care. Only a man of transcendent courage would have continued the struggle, or see it as worth continuing. But Bruce, whatever his many failings, was courageous above all, with a driving love of freedom that gave him no rest"