New Higher History: The Scottish Wars of Independence 1286-1328, Paperback

New Higher History: The Scottish Wars of Independence 1286-1328 Paperback

Part of the New Higher History series



The New Higher History series offers a full-colour, topic-based approach to the revised Higher History syllabus.

Covering all of the main issues within each topic area, this series includes investigative techniques, use of evidence and a variety of activities to enable students to develop the necessary skills to tackle both essay-based and source-based questions successfully.

This book investigates the political changes and military campaigns arising from the Wars of Independence, looking at: the situation in Scotland in 1286; the succession problem and choice of John Balliol as King of Scotland; the difficulties during the reign of John Balliol, including the overlordship of Edward and Scottish rebellion over the Anglo-French war; Scotland's subjugation and resistance, including the influence of Andrew Murray and William Wallace; the ambitions and rise of Robert Bruce, his military victory at Bannockburn and the declarations and treaties; the aftermath and legacy of the Wars of Independence and their significance for Scottish identity.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128 pages, approximately 55 colour photographs and line drawings
  • Publisher: Hodder Education
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780340987575


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