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Bring history back to life through Jim Hodges' historically accurate, exciting, and edifying audio recordings.
Liberty or death - this was the choice the people of 14th-century Scotland faced if they rose up against their English ruler. Most would say it was no choice at all. Many of the Scottish nobles were English supporters. Few could be expected to rise up against the numerically overwhelming English army. The hero of the story, Archibald Forbes, joins the struggle for Scottish freedom led by the valiant Sir William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. The extraordinary valor and personal prowess of these men rival the deeds of the mythical heroes of chivalry. Henty weaves a wonderful story around the actual events of 1314 at Bannockburn.
The Henty Historical Novel Collection, written by George Henty in the 1800s, covers many time periods in history throughout the world. In this collection, you will learn history, geography, and vocabulary while also discovering hero characters for your children to emulate.
Public Domain (P)2004 Jim Hodges Productions
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By Fallon Kell on 08-13-17

Great story, could use better reader.

This is an excellent historical fiction by a real historian, that really could use a reader who sounds more like Gerard Butler than Pewee Herman.

The book follows the fictional Sir Archibald Forbes on a detailed journey through the Scottish war of independence, as he meets, befriends, fights, and rescues any number or real historical figures and participates in the real historical events surrounding them.

The performance, however, is by an American who doesn't know how to pronounce a lot of Scottish names, and I think a lowland Scot accent would have added immensely to the atmosphere of the audiobook.

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By christian white on 01-12-18

excellent and accurate story of Wallace and Bruce

the story is old, written over 100 years ago and the historical elements took place many hundreds of years before that.
the history is accurate and the fiction feels real, as it was written by a noted historian. The reader is less than perfect, it sound like your uncle is reading the book instead of the protagonist or even a profesional story teller, but don't think it's too distracting.
if you'd like to learn more about the events that surrounded the character of Braveheart (William Wallace), or the war of the many against the few, I'd highly recommend it.
ps. the stone of scone that is mentioned in the story was recently recovered by Scotland and has helped them make great strides in the battle to becomes an independent nation.

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