The Battle of Bannockburn Graphic Novel
29 Jan 2014
A graphic novel about the Battle of Bannockburn has been commissioned by the National Trust for Scotland to mark the opening of the new, state-of-the-art Visitor Centre in time for the 700th anniversary of the battle this year.
On Dangerous Ground: Bannockburn 1314, to be published soon, is 76 pages long, including some sections in 3D.
Historian Dr Fiona Watson, member of the Bannockburn Academic Advisory Panel developed the story, alongside artist Conor Boyle and designer Adam Stanning from Bright White Ltd.
Robert the Bruce and King Edward II feature in the story, as does the key scene when Bruce slayed English knight Sir Henry de Bohun.
However, the main story centres on lesser known figures including two real English soldiers, a knight Sir John Fauconberg (Jack) and his squire Stephen fitz Conan, as well as a Scots woman Eva.
On Dangerous Ground: Bannockburn 1314 will be available from the new shop at the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre when it opens its doors on 1 March, priced £14.99.