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factually incorrect introduction
on 2 April 2000
I was distinctly disappointed in the introduction ~ not only were there several errors in both grammar and syntax, but Hatcher Childress twice quotes the date of Bannockburn as 1324, when in fact it was 10 years ealrier in 1314! Also he states that the day was won by a body of Knights Templar making a final charge late in the day ~ yet the whole content of the rest of the book is all about the Templars being in the very forefront of the fighting. So, why did they wait all day before commiting to the Scots cause at Bannockburn? Otherwise, it is an essentially 'dry' history, with too many footnotes in Latin ~ why no interpration into English? All-in-all, not what I expected,: better volumes are available.