Bannockburn: The Scottish War and the British Isles, 1307-1323
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 led by a king, followed a clear challenge to a battle to determine the status of Scotland and its survival as a separate realm. As a key point in the Anglo-Scottish wars of the fourteenth century, the battle has been extensively discussed, but Bannockburn was also a pivotal event in the history of the British Isles. This book analyses the road to Bannockburn, the campaign of 1314 and the aftermath of the fight. It demonstrates that in both its context and legacy the battle had a central significance in the shaping of nations and identities in the late Medieval British Isles.
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The Most Victorious Battle of Bannockburn
1 The Battle and its Story
2 The Bannockburn War 130713
A Kingdom Divided
4 The Scottish War and the Plantagenet Dominions 13071314
5 The Campaign October 1313Midsummer 1314
adherents Alexander Abernethy allegiance army Atholl attack Aymer Valence Balliol Bannockburn Barbour barons battle Battle of Bannockburn Berwick Buchan Burgh campaign capture cavalry Chron Chronicle Clare Cliﬀord Comyn conﬂict David Brechin Declaration of Arbroath defeat defence Despenser diﬀerent diﬃcult Dublin Duncan earldom early Edinburgh Edward Bruce Edward II’s eﬀect eﬀorts enemy England English king ﬁeld ﬁght ﬁghting ﬁgure ﬁrst Foedera force Galloway garrisons Gaveston Gilbert Hereford host inﬂuence Ireland Irish Isles James Douglas John John Comyn June King Edward King Robert king’s kingship knights lands Lanercost late leaders leading lords lordship Lordship of Ireland Lothian Maddicott magnates March marcher McNamee Medieval Menteith military nobles northern numbers oﬀ oﬀered oﬃcials Piers Gaveston Plantagenet political Prestwich probably realm recognised Robert Bruce royal Scalachronica Scotichronicon Scotland Scots Scottish Scottish wars siege signiﬁcance Stirling Castle suﬀered Thomas of Lancaster Thomas Randolph truce Umfraville victory Vita Edwardi Secundi Wales warfare Welsh