Bannockburn Burgundy & Ivory Chess Set
The Battle of Bannockburn chess pieces captures a pivotal moment in the proud history of the land of the Scots. The set celebrates the spirit of freedom. The skilfully hand decorated set features many of the historical characters from this famous battle.
The pieces depict the Scots side led by Robert the Bruce, King Robert I of Scotland. Robert was famously heartened by the tenacious spider to persist in his struggle against the English. He is accompanied by Queen Elizabeth de Burgh who was reunited with King Robert after being captured eight years earlier.
The English are represented by Edward II who reigned from 1284 until 1327. He was then deposed, imprisoned and horrifically killed at the behest of his wife, the Queen of England, Isabella of France. The rook on both sides is the Tower of Sterling Castle which overlooked the battle from its site on top of an ancient volcanic rock.
Chess set pieces only, board not included.