Stephen Boardman on John Barbour and Robert the Bruce

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Online post for History Scotland magazine

Period21 Oct 2015

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • Title'Through a glass darkly’? John Barbour and Robert the Bruce
    Media name/outletHistory Scotland
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionHistorian Dr Steve Boardman explores to what extent Barbour’s poem The Bruce can be relied upon as a historical source and asks whether the poem’s portrayal of dramatic events in the life of Robert the Bruce has any credibility ...
    Producer/AuthorStephen Boardman
    PersonsStephen Boardman


  • Robert the Bruce
  • John Barbour
  • The Bruce
  • Battle of Bannockburn