William Scott - History Books

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"William Scott has indisputably solved what happened at Bannockburn and, more importantly how. His proofs are enhaustive, detailed and correct. No one else has come close. This is the definitive work on the subject. Historians who refuse to recognise his work remind me of the Flat Earth Society. Proofs are proofs, pure and simple."
~ Roger Graham, Editor


Publication date: 2012


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© Elenkus: The Bannockburn Year

The Battle of Bannockburn has never made sense. How did a tiny Scottish army defeat a far larger and more powerful English army? Here for the first time, are all the report of eye witnesses, translated and analysed in one book with every relevant source and the finest maps ever seen.
"I found Mr Scott's account quite fascinating ... As regards the site of the battle, he demostrates conclusively that it must be the Carse of Balquhidderock."
~ Partick Cadell, Historian, former Keeper of the Records of Scotland


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© Elenkus: A Bute Crucifixion


This book gives several levels of proof of the central questions about the battle: where it took place and how the victory was achieved. The battle was fought in the Carse because the English camped there among the pools with their cavalry in front in the best place to foxhunt the rebels in the morning. Overconfident, they got drunk and after a night of 'wassail and drinkhail' (Le Baker) they were unready. On the cusp of dawn, Bruce led the entire Scottish army, everyone on foot, down the slope of Balquhidderock Wood and across the Carse to the English cavalry lines, hemming them in between the bounding streams, the Bannockburn and the Pelstream, swollen with rain and the tide up the R. Forth.

To save Scottish lives, Bruce took his men very close and set his pikes. The English were too unprepared to do anything to stop him. There was no space for the cavalry to get up speed and they were easily halted. Once stopped, the knights were easily hauled down and slain with a hand axe (on a string) under the visor. English archers could not see over the heads of their own mounted knights in front of them and the Scots were kneeling, the best way to resist a cavalry charge. [See GB Ch XII: GB is the best book of them all] When English archers shot some of their own knights in the back, they were told to stop shooting and did so. There was no Scottish cavalry at all and Small Folk played no role in the battle. They could not have been seen from the Carse, as anyone who knows it, is aware. Barbour invented these things because he did not understand. Writing c1375, he was too late to know such details.


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