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Posted on 01/01/2010 9:55:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv
The battle of Bannockburn was undoubtedly of one of the most spectacular battles of the Scottish Wars of Independence. Although the struggle against the English was to continue for some 13 years more, the Scottish victory was of enormous importance as it secured the future of the throne for Robert Bruce, King of Scots.
To avoid confusion, at this point it should be noted that Robert Bruce, shown as a traitor in the film Braveheart, was no such thing. Never on any occasion did Bruce betray Wallace, since in actual fact, Wallace's support lay with the restoration of John Baliol as King, Bruce's rival claimant to the Scottish throne. Baliol was a weak man, this being the main reason that Edward of England favoured him. He was given the name " Toom Tabard" (empty coat) after his coat of arms was taken from him after backing down to English demands .
Bruce was a man of outstanding bravery and courage, who with the aid of amazing tactics and pure perseverance, led the Scots through 30 years of war to win their longed-for freedom.
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well,I been doing some searching of the old family tree and my family is related to Wallaces’ by a few accounts and were related to some other prominent clans there. Were given land by Bruce(the father) and were called “the gentle Johnstons”,which I am sure was as funny then as it is now.
Since I am a descendant of Robert the Bruce, it is nice to see that at least some outside the fanliy underestand just how loyal he was to the Scottish cause of independence.
Being a Boyd, I was proud to find that Sir Robert Boyd of Kilmarnock was a field commander of both Wallace and Bruce.
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OBAMA “was given the name “ Toom Tabard” (empty coat) after his coat of arms was taken from him after backing down to ISLAMIC demands.”
My apologies for not pinging you, that was pretty careless on my part.
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Great painting, thanks for posting.
Just saying the other day what fabulous painters there have been regarding these great historical battles and all sorts of recreations of historical events.
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