Bannockburn


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Bannockburn

(băn`əkbûrn', băn'əkbûrn`), moor and parish, Stirling, central Scotland, on the Bannock River. Textiles are manufactured in the parish. In 1314 on the moor, a Scottish army of 10,000 led by Robert BruceBruce,
Scottish royal family descended from an 11th-century Norman duke, Robert de Brus. He aided William I in his conquest of England (1066) and was given lands in England. His son was granted fiefs in Scotland, and the family therefore rendered homage in both kingdoms.
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 routed 23,000 English under Edward II, thus climaxing Robert's struggle for Scottish independence and establishing him as king of the Scots.

Bannockburn

a village in central Scotland, south of Stirling: nearby is the site of a victory (1314) of the Scots, led by Robert the Bruce, over the English. Pop.: 7396 (2001)
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Roy Ramsey as Robert The Bruce re-enacts the Battle of Bannockburn
Bannockburn Live on June 28-29 will see hundreds of artists and clan members unite for a festival at the Stirling battlefield where Robert the Bruce's army annihilated the English, led by Edward II, and paved the way for Scottish independence.
Now as the 700th anniversary approaches the new Battle of Bannockburn visitor centre is to become the first attraction in the world to use motion capture technology for a cinematic-style experience of the conflict.
The Scots achieved a bloody, spectacular victory, but Cornell reminds readers that, though it strengthened Robert's position, Bannockburn neither ended internal unrest nor English ambitions, particularly once the two kings left the stage to Edward III.
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The 100-year-old facility in Bannockburn, which is used by groups including Rainbows, Guides, Brownies and Boys'Brigade and was renovated in a PS20,000 project just three years ago, was targeted by brick-throwing yobs in January.
Pieces of pottery found in a field may have revealed the spot where Robert the Bruce and his army camped before the battle of Bannockburn.
ROBERT the Bruce's statue is lit up at sunset before a torchlight procession last night to mark the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.
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