In a nutshell, the Battle of Bannockburn was one of Scotland’s greatest moments– perhaps the greatest.  It was the battle, in 1314, in which Robert the Bruce, with approximately 5,000 men, including a small contingent of light cavalry (read: ponies) completey routed the massive army, perhaps as many as 20,000, including 2,000 heavy warhorses, or Edward II of England.