Stirling Bridge and Falkirk 1297Â?98

Stirling Bridge and Falkirk 1297Â?98

The death of the last of the Scottish royal house of Canmore in 1290 triggered a succession crisis. Attempts to undermine Scottish independence by King Edward I of England sparked open rebellion culminating in an English defeat at the hands of William Wallace at Stirling Bridge in 1297. Edward gathered an army, marched north and at Falkirk on 22 July 1298 he brought Wallace's army to battle. Amid accusations of treachery, Wallace's spearmen were slaughtered by Edward's… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2012)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Page count: 96 pages

Language: English


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