On the original subject, the book mentions Wallace being sent from France
to Scotland to uphold the Military Alliance made between Baliol and
Philippe IV of France in 1295.
Which may contribute to why Wallace was fighting for King John.
Baliol's wife and King Edward I had the same grandmother,
Isabella of De Warenne, of Angouleme.
I got the book as a gift, and actually felt the same way about it. BUT I
did pick it up
a year later and started to comb through it. The guy did some homework, as
he has his
historical resources listed. (eg. Diocesan Archives of Angers, France etc.)
I have only read half of it so far, the later half looks to be moreless the
reformation of Scotland etc etc.
I understand the animosity towards Stewarts (Fitz Alan, etc) , and
especially his return
to claim descendancy. I think alot of us would go back and claim lands,
castles etc. if we could.
When I read a book, I am always looking at their references, it gives me a
to look as well. I may not like the person who wrote it, but it does not
mean that they
have nothing to contribute to the subject.
> At 6:27 PM -0400 9/27/99, EoganOg@... wrote:
> >I have not read this book, but I have seen it. The author seems to
> >that he is the direct heir to the Stuart throne and believes that he
> >rightfully be the monarch of an independent Scotland, should such an
> >ever exist. I don't know where he gets authority for his titles from, or
> >that he has any. I also do not know where he resides.
> As I thought -- he sounds like a crackpot ;-) (Not only a crackpot,
> but a crackpot with an agenda to push. This is not a good recipe for
> a reliable book!)
> >> If you're interested in more academically respected history, I don't
> >> recommend this book. Though I've not read it myself, the name and
> >> style of the author sets off real warning bells.