Stirling in Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
The Battle of Stirling Bridge
Location. 56° 7.729′ N, 3° 56.16′ W. Marker is in Stirling, Scotland, in Stirlingshire. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stirling, Scotland FK9 5AP, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. National Wallace Monument (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Battle of Bannockburn (approx. 3.9 kilometers away); Fit For A King (approx. 9.4 kilometers away); The Holy Grail (approx. 9.5 kilometers away); Antonine Wall Rough Castle (approx. 15.2 kilometers away); The Northern Defences (approx. 15.3 kilometers away); Antonine Wall (approx. 15.4 kilometers away); The Roman Fort (approx. 15.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stirling.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Stirling Bridge. Education Scotland's account of the battle. On the attack:...The Scots seized the moment. Wallace and Moray sent their spearmen down (Submitted on July 19, 2015.)
2. The Battle of Stirling Bridge. The BBC's account of the battle. Includes a picture of a marker with the exact same picture and wording, but in red. On the battle's significance: ...Victory brings the collapse of English occupation. Wallace, now Guardian of Scotland, goes on to devastate the north of England in the hope of forcing Edward to acknowledge defeat. Records show that 715 villages are burnt and many helpless people are no doubt slain. The cycle of brutality, started by Edward at Berwick, rolls remorselessly on. Until 1297 the heavily armed and mounted knight had been an invincible force on the battlefield. Stirling Bridge was the first battle in Europe to see a common army of spearmen defeat a feudal host. Only five years later a host of French knights were to go down to similarly-armed Flemish townsmen at The Battle of Courtrai. Stirling Bridge also destroyed the myth of English invincibility. The (Submitted on July 19, 2015.)
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