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The Not Quite Battle of Irvine

The Not Quite Battle of Irvine

Throughout history, the story of the American colonists’ fight for freedom has been repeated: small and weak countries fighting against those bigger and larger.  The Scottish Wars of Independence are one such example. Since 1286, Edward I, king of England, had involved himself in Scotland’s […]

Battle of Methven

Battle of Methven

A battle which begins with the Oath of the Swans and ends with a full commitment to guerrilla tactics: this is the Battle of Methven, a disaster in the short run for Robert the Bruce, but perhaps a learning experience for him that eventually led […]