Stirling in Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Battle of Bannockburn
Robert the Bruce
King of Scots
Planted his standard
near this spot
under the command
vanquished the Army of
Edward II of England at
the Battle of
24th June 1314
Erected by National Trust for Scotland.
Location. 56° 5.604′ N, 3° 56.279′ W. Marker is in Stirling, Scotland, in Stirlingshire. Marker is on Glasgow Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Glasgow Road, Stirling, Scotland FK7 0PL, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Stirling Bridge (approx. 3.9 kilometers away); National Wallace Monument (approx. 5.2 kilometers away); Antonine Wall Rough Castle (approx. 11.6 kilometers away); The Northern Defences (approx. 11.7 kilometers away); The Antonine Wall (approx. 11.7 kilometers away); The Antonine Wall (approx. 11.7 kilometers away); The Roman Fort (approx. 11.8 kilometers away); a different marker also named Antonine Wall (approx. 11.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stirling.
Also see . . . The Battle of Bannockburn, 1314. The BBC provides a brief history of the Battle of Bannockburn and its aftermath: ….The battle was over. English casualties were heavy: thousands of infantry, a 100 knights and one earl lay dead on the field. Some escaped the confusion: the Earl of Pembroke and his Welsh infantry made it safely to Carlisle, but many more, including many knights and the Earl of Hereford, were captured as they fled through the south of Scotland. Edward II with 500 knights was pursued by Sir James "the Black" Douglas until they reached Dunbar and the safety of a ship home. The capture of Edward would have meant instant English recognition of the Scots demands. As it was, they could absorb such a defeat and continue the war. For the Scots it was a resounding victory. Bruce was left in total military control of Scotland, enabling him to transfer his campaign to the north of England. Politically he had won Scotland's defacto independence and consolidated his kingship – (Submitted on July 19, 2015.)
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