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Introduction ‘The Most Victorious Battle of Bannockburn’

Michael Brown

in Bannockburn: The Scottish War and the British Isles 1307-1323

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633326
eISBN:
9780748672127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633326.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Bannockburn did not determine the battle between Robert Bruce and Edward Plantagenet in spite of the scale of the Scottish victory and of the disaster that engulfed the English. The battle ended the ... More


Bannockburn: The Scottish War and the British Isles 1307-1323

Michael Brown

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633326
eISBN:
9780748672127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633326.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The battle of Bannockburn, fought on the fields south of Stirling at midsummer 1314, is the best-known event in the history of Medieval Scotland. It was a unique event. The clash of two armies, each ... More


The Battle and its Story

Michael Brown

in Bannockburn: The Scottish War and the British Isles 1307-1323

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633326
eISBN:
9780748672127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633326.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Two armies numbering in total tens of thousands of men were camped in the lands south of Stirling in central Scotland. The battle that was about to break was the first full-scale clash between the ... More


The Campaign (October 1313–Midsummer 1314)

Michael Brown

in Bannockburn: The Scottish War and the British Isles 1307-1323

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633326
eISBN:
9780748672127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633326.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The Scottish wars had seen no clash on the scale of Bannockburn since the battle of Falkirk sixteen years earlier. While many leaders, like Edward I, engaged aggressive campaigns which exhibited ... More


The Battle (23–4 June 1314)

Michael Brown

in Bannockburn: The Scottish War and the British Isles 1307-1323

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633326
eISBN:
9780748672127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633326.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The armies were still about eight miles apart on Sunday, 23 June, 1314. This position was probably in Robert Bruce's mind throughout this day and was also impacted upon the plans of King Edward and ... More


The Aftermath (July 1314–May 1323)

Michael Brown

in Bannockburn: The Scottish War and the British Isles 1307-1323

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633326
eISBN:
9780748672127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633326.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Bannockburn did not end the war between Robert Bruce and Edward of England. It ended the manning of Scottish castles against Bruce, and open opposition to his royal rights and title within Scotland. ... More


The Legacy

Michael Brown

in Bannockburn: The Scottish War and the British Isles 1307-1323

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633326
eISBN:
9780748672127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633326.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Robert Bruce secured his own peace treaty with England. The character of the war continued to be shaped by the strategies pursued by the Bruce brothers and by the fragmented nature of the English war ... More


Bannockburn

G.W.S. Barrow

in Robert Bruce: And the Community of the Realm of Scotland

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620227
eISBN:
9780748672189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620227.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

To relieve Stirling and to ‘suppress the wicked rebellion of Robert Bruce’, Edward II planned a major campaign with forces of perhaps 15000 infantry and 2-3000 cavalry; against this, the forces ... More


Robert the Bruce: King of the Scots

Michael Penman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300148725
eISBN:
9780300209280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148725.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Robert the Bruce (1274–1329) famously defeated the English at Bannockburn and became the hero king responsible for Scottish independence. This book focuses on Robert's kingship in the fifteen years ... More


The Harder they Fall Victory in Scotland, 1310–14

Michael Penman

in Robert the Bruce: King of the Scots

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300148725
eISBN:
9780300209280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148725.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter considers events in Robert Bruce's life from 1310 to 1314. These include Edward II's worsening political situation; Bruce's exploitation of Edward II's own growing political and military ... More


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