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Fionna Machumhail 
Posted: 29-Apr-2008, 12:18 PM
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Besides reading up on the subject online, I'm wanting to go by the library the next time I have TIME.....and check out a book or two, The Rebel King is just one of them I'm wanting to read.


Though I've always been interested in the history... found out a week ago...we have family line that goes back to de Brus and beyond. biggrin.gif Icing on the cake!

Needless to say I was more than just a little surprised and elated. king.gif

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Posted: 29-Apr-2008, 01:22 PM
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QUOTE (Fionna Machumhail @ 29-Apr-2008, 12:18 PM)
Besides reading up on the subject online, I'm wanting to go by the library the next time I have TIME.....and check out a book or two, The Rebel King is just one of them I'm wanting to read.


Though I've always been interested in the history... found out a week ago...we have family line that goes back to de Brus and beyond. biggrin.gif Icing on the cake!

Needless to say I was more than just a little surprised and elated. king.gif

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Let me also recommend "The Brus" by John Balfour. Both my birth family and my adopted family stood with the Brus at Bannockburn.


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Posted: 29-Apr-2008, 08:17 PM
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Don't forget about his brother, Edward, who Robert sent to Ireland to help the Irish fight the English. Unfortunately, Edward, eventually died in battle. Robert did join him for a few months and then returned to Scotland.
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Posted: 30-Apr-2008, 07:35 AM
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QUOTE (A Shrule Egan @ 29-Apr-2008, 08:17 PM)
Don't forget about his brother, Edward, who Robert sent to Ireland to help the Irish fight the English. Unfortunately, Edward, eventually died in battle. Robert did join him for a few months and then returned to Scotland.

Edward Brus died in battle at Faughart near Dundalk Ireland. He would not heed the advice of his senior knights and wait for re-enforcements but instead took on overwhelming Anglo-Irish forces and was soundly defeated. Rumour has it that he exchanged armour with a lower ranking knight to disguise himself. Edward was nothing like his brother, he was impatient and vainglorious and through his folly the attempt to unite Ireland failed.

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Posted: 08-May-2008, 09:49 AM
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I am almost finished with Book 1 of The Rebel King. I met Charles Randolf Bruce & Carolyn Hale Bruce at the Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival back in February. I love the book. I picked up the first 3 books. There is talk about a movie deal but nothing firm so far.
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Posted: 09-Nov-2008, 09:02 AM
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Silvermane,

Though Robert the Bruce was a great King I don't have any books about is biography. I will look for the books you mention above, I want to read more about this King though as popular as he was for his war exploits and what he did for the people of Scotland, we don't know much about the man himself.

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There is also the "Bruce Trilogy " by Nigel Tranter .

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Posted: 18-Nov-2008, 01:18 PM
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Thanks for the title my friend,
I will make sure to look it up...have you read it before?

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QUOTE (Fionna Machumhail @ 26-Apr-2008, 02:38 PM)
QUOTE (Camac @ 12-Feb-2008, 09:01 PM)
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To those members who are really into Scotlands' History I would like to mention that whilst in Scotland last October I watched one of the series "The Clans" the night I watched it it was about the Clan Campbell and one of the asides they brought up was that they seem to have proof that Robert the Bruce was a Leper.
This fact was of course kept secret from the people at the time as no one would have followed him and History would have taken a far different course. In the movie Braveheart (piece of garbage) it was his father that was portrayed  as having Leprosy.

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I don't think we'll ever really know what exactly it was, not without "forensic" testing anyway! rolleyes.gif History states he had an "unclean" disease, which could mean leprosy, syphillis, psoriasis, some sort of neuropathic malady even. Who's to know? smile.gif

Greetings Fionna Machumhail,
You say: "I don't think we'll ever really know what exactly it was, not without "forensic" testing anyway! rolleyes.gif History states he had an "unclean" disease, which could mean leprosy, syphillis, psoriasis, some sort of neuropathic malady even. Who's to know? smile.gif"
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I can see it now, a brand new show on CBS called "Highlands CSI"!! Sorry I couldn't resist!

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Posted: 21-May-2009, 09:16 AM
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Since we know where he's buried, I imagine tissues samples COULD still be taken, should the right people request, and permission be granted.

Just a thought...





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Posted: 27-May-2014, 11:49 AM
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History is so interesting! Some things are very well documented so we know (almost) exactly what happened...and some things are vague and people can only guess! In some cases, it's hard to tell what's the true history and what's the legend too.
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