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One of the mains strengths of this book over others ...
on 21 September 2016
One of the mains strengths of this book over others covering Bannockburn and Robert The Bruce is the lovingly details visual guides as what happened, including the battle itself, as well as the retreat of the English.
The issue is, with the kinde version, on my tablet, these images are mutilated into multiple parts across multiple pages making the intended use, practically indecipherable, making the entire point of them, moot.
Some visual guides, such as coat of arms, images of castles and Stirling remain on one page unhindered.
The written aspect is very clear cut, jumping back and fourth with a more distanced examination without interpretation of character. In depth detail to events up to, and after Bannockburn itself are light. But, in regard to Bannockburn itself (as per the title of the book) it goes into much greater detail of the topography, failings of the English side, tactics of the Scots and the lessons learned from the battle.
If you are interesting in the War Of Independence - specifically on Bannockburn having read up on information before hand, it probably worth picking up. For information on Robert The Bruce himself, it is very light. As mentioned, the main strength and problem, is that the visual information, in the format of the kindle, is completely ruined.