Battle of Bannockburn Hand Decorated Chess Set (TH2076)
A skillfully hand decorated set of Bannockburn pieces that feature many of the historic characters from the famous battle. Observe the fine detail of the castle (or rook) shown. The bricks of the wall actually get smaller as they reach the top which is authentic for the construction of the time, an amazing aspect of detail which really brings out the intricate quality of the pieces. The Scots side is led by Robert the Bruce, or King Robert l - who was famously heartened by the tenacious spider to persist in his struggle against the English. He is accompanied by his Queen Elizabeth de Burgh who was reunited with King Robert after being captured eight years earlier. The English are represented by Edward ll who reigned from 1284 until 1327 when he was deposed. The rook on both sides is the Tower of Old Sterling castle which overlooked the battle from it's site on top of an old volcanic rock.