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BannockburnThe Scottish War and the British Isles 1307-1323$
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Michael Brown

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780748633326

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633326.001.0001

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The Campaign (October 1313–Midsummer 1314)

The Campaign (October 1313–Midsummer 1314)

(p.93) Chapter 5 The Campaign (October 1313–Midsummer 1314)

Michael Brown

Edinburgh University Press

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 their readiness to accept battle as part of their strategy of wearing down the enemy, it was much less normal for an enemy, like the Scots, to respond to the challenge. Robert Bruce's successful capture of the kingship depended on his ability to raise Scottish forces. Supplies were significant as an element in Bruce's plans. There were many Scots who opposed Bruce and looked to King Edward for protection. Edward was sent to surround Stirling Castle. The capture of Stirling Castle was now a clear test of Robert's military ascendancy. Having relieved Stirling, he clearly intended that his army would recover lost ground and renew lost loyalties. The test of battle was approaching after over seven years of warfare.

Keywords:   Bannockburn, Scottish wars, Edward I, Robert Bruce, Scottish forces, Stirling Castle, warfare, kingship

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