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Palisander Scottish Berkeley Chess Russet Chess Set

$350.00

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  • Stone crushed resin chess pieces.
  • Striking russet and cream colouring
  • Stunning detail.
  • Recognisable historical characters abd symbols.
  • Matched with a superb 21.7 Deluxe Black Anegre and Palisander board.

Scotland has endured many invasions during its fascinating and complex history, developing a broad culture and society.

After the Romans invaded Britain in the 1st century AD, Hadrian's Wall was erected and then in 1066, the Normans invaded and conquered, resulting in many Anglo-Saxons settling in Scotland and adopting English ways. Feudalism was established and chiefs of clan became noblemen. As their towns grew, trade increased and Scotland flourished!

With the death of Margaret (heiress to the throne) in 1920, Edward I of England claimed the right to bestow the crown to John de Baliol. Unfortunately, the favour was not returned when Edward needed John's help against the French, John entered into an alliance with the French instead. Edward was naturally enraged and invaded Scotland, declaring himself King. The Scots did not take too kindly to this and under the command of William Wallace, the Scots hit back and successfully outed the King at Stirling Bridge. Wallce was captured and brutally executed shortly afterwards.

Fighting against the English at Bannockburn in 1314, Robert the Bruce followed in Wallace's footsteps, but it wasn't until some 14 years later that Edward III acknowledged Scotland's independence. Following the succession and eventual death of King James IV of Scotland, his baby daughter, Mary Stuart inherited the throne and a very hard life. She was driven out of Scotland by John Knox, and on returning was captured and imprisoned. Having escaped and fled to England, she was subsequently captured and executed on the order of Queen Elizabeth I.

Mary's son, James VII, took the throne on the death of Queen Elizabeth I, finally uniting England and Scotland under one Monarch. In 1707 the agreement of the Act of Union finally brought an end to the centuries old rivalry between the two nations.

Scotland's rich and varied history have been captured by Berkeley Chess in this magnificent chess set and we have matched it with a beautiful high gloss deluxe black anegre and palisander board made in Spain, creating this truly stunning chess set.

The King: King Robert the Bruce
The Queen: Mary Queen of Scots
The Bishop: John Knox
The Knight: Sir William Wallace
The Rook: Scottish Tower House
The Pawn : Scottish Thistle

  • Model: RCPB405
  • 2 Units in Stock
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What's included?
  • 1 Chess board
  • 32 Chessmen
  • 1 Rules booklet
  • Two year warranty

30 day return policy

Product Specifications

King Height:  4.25 inches (10.8 cm)
King Base Diameter:  1.5 inches (3.81 cm)
King Weight:  100g
Pawn Height:  1.75 inches (4.45 cm)
Pawn Weight:  70g
Pawn Base Diameter:  1.5 inches (3.81 cm)
Weight:  15.06kg
Materials:  Crushed Stone Resin, Palisander, Anegre, Maple
No. of Queens:  2
Board Size:  21.5 inches (54.61 cm)
Board Thickness:  0.7 inches (1.78 cm)
Square Size:  2.2 inches (5.59 cm)

Please note: due to wood being a natural and therefore inconsistent material, weights are approximate and won't be exact and this may also result in both burl and color variations.

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