History Scotland - Battle of Bannockburn Special Issue


17 April 2014
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Ground-breaking research on the battle of Bannockburn is featured in a special issue of History Scotland magazine to mark the 700th anniversary of the battle… ...
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Ground-breaking research on the battle of Bannockburn is featured in a special issue of History Scotland magazine to mark the 700th anniversary of the battle…

DOWNLOAD NOW! History Scotland is available from newsagents, by subscription, or in a digital edition available on the following devices:

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History Scotland, Scotland’s premier history and archaeology magazine, has published a special ‘Bannockburn’ issue to coincide with the 700th anniversary of the battle of Bannockburn, which includes ground-breaking research on the tactics, climate and archaeology of the battle.

Dr Alasdair Ross, Editor of History Scotland, said: ‘The special Bannockburn issue of History Scotland features four cutting-edge articles about the battle’s archaeology, history, landscape, and literature, all of which take new approaches to trying to better understand the events of 23 and 24 June, 1314.’

Ground-breaking articles, including:












THE TACTICS OF BANNOCKBURN…
Fiona Watson, historian, writer, and broadcaster, charts the months running up to Bannockburn and asks whether King Robert deliberately led Edward II’s army to his chosen battle site, a place
where he knew the English cavalry would struggle to fight.

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF BANNOCKBURN…
Dr Tony Pollard, Director of the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, discusses the paucity of finds on the sites associated with the battle and explores
what physical evidence of the fighting might still lay undiscovered.

THE CLIMATE OF BANNOCKBURN…
Richard Tipping, Senior Lecturer in Biological and Environmental Sciences at Stirling University, uses the latest scientific techniques to reconstruct the Carse as it would have appeared 700 years ago,
exploring the plains on which the armies met, and discovering how this environment would have affected the outcome of the fighting.

THE BANNOCKBURN LEGACY…
Ted Cowan, Emeritus Professor of Scottish History, University of Glasgow, investigates the many different ways in which the battle has been viewed and interpreted over the centuries.

DOWNLOAD NOW! History Scotland is available from newsagents, by subscription, or in a digital edition available on the following devices:

• iPad and iPhone (app store)
• Kindle Fire, PC or MAC (www.pocketmags.co.uk)
• Android Tablet or Smartphone (Android)

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