Battle of Bannockburn

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The Battle of Bannockburn (23rd - 24th June 1314), fought near Stirling, Scotland, was a decisive victory for the Scots under Robert Bruce king of Scotland over an English army under king Edward II.

English cavalry, from a force advancing to relieve a Scottish siege of Stirling Castle skirmished with Scottish foot-soldiers on 22nd June, then overnight took a position between the River Forth and Bannock Burn. Scottish spearmen attacked at dawn and the English horse, trapped between the two streams, were overcome and fled. Many of the English casualties were inflicted during the pursuit that followed. The battle left Robert in control of all Scotland apart from Berwick Castle in the far south.

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