"Robert the Bruce and All That" is a real-life adventure packed with historical facts about Scotland's warrior king. Gallop alongside King Robert the Bruce as he takes up the quest to free the Scots from terrifying King Edward and his bumbling son, Edward II. Voyage with Bruce to the mysterious islands of the west, and read about the secret plan to win over his kingdom. Discover what happened to Bruce's queen and sisters when they were seized by the enemy. Learn how to capture a castle as Bruce and his men topple enemy fortresses across the land. Hear skulls crack as Bruce sends Edward II homeward to think again at the Battle of Bannockburn. Follow Bruce's amazing life after death as his heart is taken into battle in Spain - and find out how it was safely returned home. Packed with fantastic illustrations, this brilliant book will make you want to dress up in chain mail and relive the action!
Allan Burnett was born on South Uist, and grew up on Benbecula in the Western Isles. He studied at the University of Edinburgh, gaining an MA honours degree in Scottish History, and an MSc (with distinction) in European nationalism and British constitutional identities. A freelance writer, he has also worked as a librarian, an archivist, a 'ghost tour' guide, deputy foreign affairs editor at the Sunday Herald and deputy editor for the Scottish Standard. He now lives in Glasgow. Scoular Anderson is one of Scotland's best known illustrators. He has written over seventy books (including 1314 And All That and 1745 And All That, both published by Birlinn) and has also illustrated a huge number of books by other authors. He lives in Dunoon.