Force of arms secured Scotland’s freedom.
Scotsman will be Free:
That may be true on the milatary side. However, in teh 1300’s, that is 200 years before Fr. Martin Luther fell into dissident thinking and lead started the Protestant Rebellion.
So, the Pope recognizing Scotlands freedom gave it the diplomatic and legal recognition as well as the moral backing of Rome that meant other nation states, we are talking about Catholic Christendom in Western Europe at the time, all then were compelled to recognize Scotland as a free state.
This is a fact of history that Scotlands Reformed and Calvinist don’t want to admit, tsk, tsk,