Robert the Bruce : King of Scots, Hardback

Robert the Bruce : King of Scots Hardback

Illustrated by Jill Calder

3 out of 5 (1 rating)


In this exciting and visually stunning book, the most talented Scottish novelist of his generation teams up with Jill Calder, whose bold and colourful illustrations are a perfect complement to one of the most dramatic tales in Scottish history.

In addition to the big set pieces from the Bruce story - not least of course the Battle of Bannockburn - and the other famous elements - such as the murder of the Red Comyn and Bruce and the spider - book is full of accurate historical detail and imaginative touches which offer a fresh and vital perspective on one of the great heroes of Scottish history.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 64 pages, chiefly Illustrations (colour)
  • Publisher: Birlinn General
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781780271835



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This books provides an interesting introduction to the life of Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland. The narrative is sparse; the illustrations powerful. I am left wondering, though, who the intended audience is. The amount and depth of information is most often found in books addressed to children, but the content and pictures are rather violent. I am also left with a desire to read more about Robert the Bruce and William Wallace.