5 December 2015

The Hammer of the Scots: Edward I and the Scottish Wars of Independence, by David Santiuste

Available from Amazon UK and Amazon US 

Known to posterity as Scottorum Malleus - the Hammer of the Scots - Edward I was one of medieval England's most formidable kings. This book offers a fresh interpretation of Edward's military career, with a particular focus on his Scottish wars. 

In part this is a study of personality: Edward was a remarkable man. His struggles with tenacious opponents - including Robert the Bruce and William Wallace - have become the stuff of legend. But David Santiuste also explores the wider context of Edward's Scottish campaigns. He describes the effects on people at all levels of society, providing a richly detailed portrait of the British Isles at war.

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About the Author

David  Santiuste is a historian of medieval England and Scotland. Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses is his first book. Other publications include contributions to 'Medieval Sexuality: A Casebook' and 'Medieval Warfare'. David's interest in history was first inspired as a child, visiting castles and battlefields with his family. He went on to study at the University of St Andrews, earning a master’s degree with distinction. He currently teaches history at the Office of Lifelong Learning, University of Edinburgh.. David is the creator, with Rae Tan, of the website 'Reflections of the Yorkist Realm' (www.yorkistrealm.com). This is a project devoted to the history and heritage of Yorkist England, featuring a selection of Rae's photographs with complementary text. Follow David on Twitter @dbsantiuste.

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