Bannockburn: 1314 and all that

Statue of Robert the Bruce.

Statue of Robert the Bruce.

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The 700th anniversary of the Battle occurs on June 24. There have been some articles and programmes already about this decisive victory of Bruce and his Scottish forces over a larger English army under Edward II. It did not quite mark the end of the struggle for Scottish independence but certainly it was something of a turning point.

Doubtless there will be more articles and programmes about this battle fought near Stirling on St. John’s Day (i.e. John the Baptist).

There’s an old rhyme that runs: “As I was going down the stair I met a man who wasn’t there. He wasn’t there again today. I wish that man would go away!”

 

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