In the mid-1990s, a little movie called Braveheart introduced a whole new generation to Scotland’s fight for freedom in the Middle Ages. This week, Danièle speaks with Iain MacInnes about Scotland’s Wars of Independence, why a sovereign kingdom had to fight for independence in the first place, and why the story doesn’t end with the Battle of Bannockburn.
Iain MacInnes is a senior lecturer and programme leader at the University of the Highlands and Islands, who has published extensively on medieval warfare, especially that between Scotland and England, as well as insurrection, and the depiction of the medieval in comics and graphic novels. He’s also the author of Scotland’s Second War of Independence, 1332-1357, published by the Boydell Press. Click here to view his university webpage or follow Iain on Twitter @IainMacInnesUHI
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Top Image: The Battle of Bannockburn depicted in the Scotichronicon.