King Robert the Bruce of Scotland
The 16th Century view of Robert the Bruce
Bruce is remembered for finishing the 30 year War of Independence, by
finally driving the English out of Scotland. In 1314, a huge English army lead by Edward II, the son of Longshanks
and husband of Princess Isabella in Braveheart, headed for
Stirling. Edward was no better a general than he was a king. Weak would
be the kindest description. Bruce had learned much of Wallace's military
skills, had a month to prepare his army, and therefore, at Bannockburn, the English army was routed.
Scotland was free at last.
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