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Category: Medieval Weapons and Warfare

A Kingdom Without Castles

A Kingdom Without Castles

It was a hot and muggy July in 1314 at Stirling Castle on the eastern coast of Scotland. Good King Robert, the Bruce, had just won a great victory at Blàr Allt a’ Bhonnaich  or the Battle of Bannockburn, sending England’s Edward II, his pride […]

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 […]