The Battle of Stirling Bridge (1297)

The Battle of Stirling Bridge (1297)

As the First War of Scottish Independence raged on, William Wallace and his supporters continued in their defiance against their English oppressors. The country had been dominated by King Edward I of England, the self-pronounced King of Scotland, who had secured a...
The Raid on Scone (1297)

The Raid on Scone (1297)

Another chapter in the ongoing First War of Scottish Independence, the raid on Scone saw the tables turn for Scotland. King Edward I of England had named himself King of Scotland and his armies were successfully invading and securing strongholds through the country....
The Battle of Dunbar (1296)

The Battle of Dunbar (1296)

The inauguration of John Balliol as King of Scots in 1292 saw discord grow amongst the people of Scotland. Following the death of the heir, there were disagreements as to who should take over and several men were vying for the position. As fears of civil war grew,...
The Capture of Berwick (1296)

The Capture of Berwick (1296)

Leadup to the Capture of Berwick The events leading to the Capture of Berwick begin with the death of the Norwegian-born, Margaret, Maid of Norway in 1290, the heir to Scotland. At the age of seven, she succumbed to illness on her way to Scotland, before she could be...