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Robert BruceAnd the Community of the Realm of Scotland$
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G W S Barrow

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780748620227

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620227.001.0001

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A King in Search of his Throne

A King in Search of his Throne

(p.213) Ten A King in Search of his Throne
Robert Bruce

G.W.S. Barrow

Edinburgh University Press

Precise evidence for where Bruce spent the winter 1306-7 is lacking, but the likeliest hypothesis is that he stayed in Northern Ireland and the southern Hebrides. Early in 1307, aware that Edward I had not much longer to live, Bruce launched a campaign of guerrilla warfare in Galloway and Carrick, ambushing the English in Glen Trool and scoring further successes at Loudoun Hill and at Ayr. Edward I died 7 July 1307 on the Solway Firth leading an army north; his son Edward II proceeded a little further and then turned south. Bruce campaigned against his Scottish opponents in Galloway, Buchan and Argyll 1307-8 and was able to hold his first parliament at St Andrews in 1309.

Keywords:   Robert Bruce, Northern Ireland, Edward I, guerrilla warfare, Edward II, Galloway, Buchan, Argyll

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