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Monday, June 23, 2008


June 24 would be the anniversary of the 1314 Battle of Bannockburn when the Scots gained independence from the despicable English.

Proceedings commenced when Englishman Sir Henry de Bohun was riding ahead of his companions when he caught sight of the Scottish King himself. De Bohun lowered his lance and charged at King Robert Bruce who was mounted on a small horse without armour and armed only with a battle-axe.

As de Bohun's great war horse thundered towards him, Bruce stood his ground, watched with mounting anxiety by his own army. With the Englishman only feet away Bruce turned aside, stood in his stirrups and hit the knight so hard with his axe that he split his helmet and head in two.

Historians still disagree about the site of the battle, except that it is not near the memorial or visitor's centre. More information especially for English readers, here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

1314! Yada! Yada! Yada! get over it, my Irish mate says the Scots are beginning to sound like the new Palestinians. Always bleating about some inane mythological historical event while they live of the British taxpayer.