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CAMPAIGN No 117 STIRLING BRIDGE AND FALKIRK 1297-1298


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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 22nd July 1298 he brought Wallace’s army to battle. Amid accusations of treachery, Wallace’s spearmen were slaughtered by Edward’s longbowmen, then charged by the English cavalry and almost annihilated. In 1305 Wallace was captured and executed, but the flame of rebellion he had ignited could not be extinguished.

Contents

Origins of the Campaign * Chronology * Opposing Commanders * Opposing Armies * The Campaign of 1297 * The Battle of Stirling Bridge * The Aftermath of Stirling Bridge * The Campaign of 1298 * The Battle of Falkirk * The Aftermath of Falkirk * Bibliography * Index

  • AUTHOR: Armstrong/McBride
  • FORMAT: 96pp Bw/col 246x198 Pb
  • Code: 12133

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