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Robert the Bruce


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  • n. king of Scotland from 1306 to 1329; defeated the English army under Edward II at Bannockburn and gained recognition of Scottish independence (1274-1329)


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  • Most of the ships sailed to Scotland, beyond the reach of Papal inquisitors, since Scotland under King Robert the Bruce, that is the King and the entire nation, had been excommunicated by the Pope for taking up arms against the Catholic King Edward II of England.

    [sonus] understanding issues: part I

  • Torrance even dares the ultimate comparison: "It is tempting to liken him to Robert the Bruce."

    Alex Salmond: Scotland's new superhero | Observer profile

  • The SNP leader would like to stage the referendum in 2014, the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, one of those rare Scottish victories over England on the battlefield when Robert the Bruce and his stubborn warriors defeated a large and haughty force of English knights.

    Who most wants independence for Scotland? The English… | Andrew Rawnsley

  • The 150-acre Dunfermline site, in the county of Fife near the burial place of Scottish king Robert the Bruce, has had a long history of unmet promises.

    Scottish Factory Gets Second Wind

  • John McCain claimed in his memoir Faith of My Fathers to be descended from Scottish king Robert the Bruce.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • National heroes with a link to the south-west †including Robert the Bruce, Robert Burns and William Wallace – also feature.

    Museums for the future: All the museums in south-west Scotland are to offer online access to their collections « ResourceShelf

  • Okay, it was the family's chocolate, by laying down, reading Robert the Bruce and slowly nibbling on a choc-chip caramel slice was the ONLY thing that made the pain bearable!

    2nd November '05

  • The knights certainly made Scotland one of their major havens after their official suppression—perhaps because it was very much the land of Robert the Bruce, who had himself been excommunicated, so that the Pope for the moment held no sway in Scotland.

    The Templar Revelation

  • The story itself is about Robert the Bruce, the king of Scotland who is credited with freeing the Scottish from English rule.

    The Pawprints of History

  • When Wallace was captured and executed, Robert the Bruce assumed the leadership of the uprising and began planning to take the throne that his grandfather had been denied.

    The Pawprints of History


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