Moray, Thomas Randolph, 1st earl of

(d. 1332)

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(d. 1332).

Randolph was a nephew of Robert I Bruce. Captured fighting for Bruce at Methven in 1306, he changed sides but was captured again, this time by Bruce's men. He rejoined Bruce and, after this unpromising start, became one of his trusted allies and most reliable commanders. In March 1314 he seized Edinburgh castle from the English in a brilliant night attack and fought prominently at Bannockburn. He won more victories over the English at Myton in 1319 and at Byland in 1322. On the death of Bruce he acted as regent 1329–32 for the young David II.

Subjects: British History.

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