Battle Of Bannockburn hand painted chess set
Expertly hand painted by the artisans of Studio Ann Carlton, this themed chess set has Robert the Bruce facing off against Edward II in one of the most important battles for Scottish Independence more than 700 years ago. After the work he did with William Wallace, Robert the Bruce went into the Battle of Bannockburn with a fine army by his side, including his Knight Sir James Douglas. However, he was outnumbered two to one by the English forces and their commanders such as the Knight in this themed chess set, Gilbert de Clare. In fact, de Clare would die at this battle after refusing to withdraw, preferring instead to charge the oncoming Scottish Pikeman. Those Pikeman, beautifully crafted, make up the pawns of the Scots Army, while against them are the world famous English archers. The ideal birthday or Christmas gift Closely protecting the regents are the meticulously hand painted bishops, one of which is the Archbishop of Canterbury, Walter Reynolds. Against him is William Lamberton, the Bishop of St Andrews who coroneted Robert the Bruce and the first King of a united Scotland. These striking themed chessmen are brought together with one of our finest chess boards to create a fantastic set that is ideal for a birthday or Christmas gift.