The 16th Century view of Robert the Bruce
Bruce is remembered for finishing the 30 year War of Independence, by finally driving
the English out of Scotland. In 1314, a huge English army lead by Edward II, the son of
Longshanks and husband of Princess Isabella in Braveheart, headed for Stirling.
Edward was no better a general than he was a king. Weak would be the kindest description.
Bruce had learned much of Wallace's military skills, had a month to prepare his army, and
therefore, at Bannockburn, the English army was routed. Scotland was free at last.