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Robert Craufurd: Wellington's Wayward Martinet
- Hardback - Pen & Sword Military
To most students of the Peninsular War the name Robert Craufurd usually evokes images of a battle-hardened martinet, flogging his men across Portugal and Spain, driving them hard. However, it is only half of the picture of this most complex character and it is the other half that has never before been revealed.
Robert The Bruce
- Hardback - Yale University Press
Robert the Bruce (1274-1329) was the famous unifier of Scotland and defeater of the English at Bannockburn - the legendary hero responsible for Scottish independence. Michael Penman retells the story of Robert's rise - his part in William Wallace's revolt against Edward I, his seizing of the Scottish throne after murdering his great rival John Comyn, his excommunication, and devastating battles against an enemy Scottish coalition - climaxing in his victory over Edward II's forces in June 1314. He then draws attention to the second part of the king's life after the victory that made his name. Penman investigates Robert's resettlement of lands and offices, the development of Scotland's parliaments, his handling of plots to overthrow him, and his cultivation of an image of kingship through the use of ceremony and symbol.
Robert The Bruce: King Of Scots
- Paperback - Canongate
Robert the Bruce is one of the great heroic figures of history. Scott uses the accounts of contemporary chroniclers, particularly those of John Barbour, to reconstruct the story of this remarkable medieval king.
Rocks Off: 50 Tracks That Tell The Story Of The Rolling Stones
- Paperback - Polygon
Looking through the prism of the Stone's music in a fresh way, 'Rocks Off' is the ultimate listening guide and thinking man's companion that will spur readers to dust off those old albums and listen in with a new-found perspective on one of the most famous and acclaimed rock 'n' roll bands of all time.
Robert Bruce And The Community Of The Realm Of Scotland
- Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
The central theme of this book is the interplay and tension between Bruce and the concept of a Scottish nation, of which Bruce aspired to be leader. This edition takes account of the work and evidence of the last 20 years.
The Real Hornblower: The Life And Times Of Admiral Sir James Gordon GCB
- Paperback - Pen & Sword Maritime
A comprehensive and engaging account of the life and times of a great Naval Admiral. Ever since C.S. Forester's fictional hero enthralled readers, there has been speculation as to whether his adventures were based on the life of a real officer. Perrett argues that Forester's model for his hero was Admiral Gordon, a true-life hero of Nelson's navy, whose escapades mirror many of Hornblower's adventures.
Red Sky At Night
- Paperback - Luath
'Red Sky At Night' is an account of a shepherd's year around Loch Katrine. The text brings to life the landscape, the widlife, the farm animals and the people who inhabit the author's vista.
Rogue Warrior Of The SAS: The Blair Mayne Legend
- Paperback - Mainstream
More than fifty years after his death, Lt Col Robert Blair Mayne is still regarded as one of the greatest soldiers in the history of military special operations. This text presents a rounded portrait of a man who was one of the most distinctive combatants of the campaigns in the Western Desert and Europe.
Rob Roy Macgregor
- Paperback - Neil Wilson
Rob Roy MacGregor was mythologised by Sir Walter Scott but was very much a fact in the Trossachs of Scotland in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Scott's romantic image is, however, far from the rogue which Nigel Tranter protrays in this work.
Robert Owen And His Legacy
- Paperback - University of Wales Press
The contributors to this volume include not only many of the recognized experts on the life, work and legacy of Owen, but also work from younger scholars or scholars coming to the field afresh.