The Aftermath (July 1314–May 1323)

Michael Brown

in Bannockburn

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9780748633326
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748672127 | DOI:
The Aftermath (July 1314–May 1323)

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Bannockburn did not end the war between Robert Bruce and Edward of England. It ended the manning of Scottish castles against Bruce, and open opposition to his royal rights and title within Scotland. Defeat had cost Edward much of his remaining authority. There was a connection between the battle and the shape of English politics. Bannockburn had presented the Bruces with the opportunity to extend the war beyond Scotland into King Edward's dominions. The Bruces had an attraction as the opponents of the Plantagenet administration. The capture of Berwick was a victory almost as great as that of Bannockburn. The king's victory over his enemies demonstrated the residual strength of the English crown. Though the years of warfare between Robert Bruce and Edward II would be ended by the truce, conflict over Scottish crown and realm would last far longer.

Keywords: Bannockburn; Robert Bruce; Edward II; Scotland; battle; English politics; Berwick; warfare

Chapter.  16127 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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