battle of Bannockburn

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(24 June 1314)

A major battle fought between Edward II of England and Robert I (the Bruce) at Bannockburn, about 4.5 km (2 miles) from Stirling in Scotland. Edward's large invading army, perhaps 20,000 strong, was outmanoevred and forced into the Bannock burn (or river) and adjacent marshes; it was a disastrous defeat for the English, and Edward was lucky to be able to flee to safety.

Subjects: Military History.

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