/The Battle of Bannock Burn and its Outcome

The Battle of Bannock Burn and its Outcome

After the death of Edward I, the King of England ruthless and vengeful against Scotland, the Scots got a chance to regain freedom. Robert Bruce was envisaged as a leader entrusted with uniting Scotland, Ireland and Wales against England.

To the south of Sterling, near the river of Bannock Burn, a battle took place between the troops of Robert Bruce and the English army in 1314. It was the most important and crucial combat in the Scottish history. The English soldiers were twice more numerous than the Scots.

Richard besieged the Sterling castle, Edward II got engaged in liberating it. The army fighting in the Sterling battle made up the new form of Scottish infantry. It consisted largely of common people.

In contrast, the English offensive force comprised honoured warriors in expensive armors. The defeated English noblemen felt tremendously humiliated in an epic defeat inflicted by the Scottish plebeians. Symmetrically, the Scots experienced enormous triumph.

After the glorious victory, Robert Bruce was ousting the English invaders very sustainably from the Scottish territory. However, contrary to the will of Robert Bruce, Scotland’s independence was not recognized by England for a long time afterwards.

Despite the overwhelming defeat of England by Scotland, there was also the Irish chapter in the long war of Scotland against England. The English colonists in Ireland were shocked getting to know about
In April 1315, Robert Bruce convened Parliament to plan the future offensive. In a letter to the Irish leaders, he evoked the Irish to fight against the English in order to regain their common original liberty. That letter really brought Bruce huge support of the Irish elite, which meant that the two Celtic peoples were united by a common powerful spirit.

The Irish and Scots got consolidated on the basis of their common language, culture and blood. One frontline was on the South of Scotland, the second frontline was to be started in Ireland.

2018-12-24T13:11:34+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Scotland and Ireland|