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James the Good: The Black Douglas - by David R Ross (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 175

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: Europe

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Luath Press Limited

Book theme: Great Britain, General

Author: David R Ross

Language: English

Street Date: June 1, 2008
TCIN: 79624343
UPC: 9781906307349
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-6132

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Sir James the Good, one of the finest soldiers Scotland ever produced, is sometimes better known by the name given to him by the English - the 'Black Douglas'. He terrified the northern shires of England throughout the reign of King Robert the Bruce and the Wars of Independence. When Robert the Bruce died Sir James, as his champion, was entrusted with his heart which he carried on the Crusades. David R Ross brings history alive as he tells the story of Sir James' life. Ross' research found him retracing Sir James' journey to the Holy Land and rediscovering battle grounds, providing a personal view of history. With a refreshing look at the subject, and featuring all new information and research, interesting maps, battleplans and photographs, this book will make Scottish history accessible and understandable for the casual reader, while delighting history buffs.
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