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SwampFox 06-24-2014 09:35 PM

700 Years Ago Today, June 24th, 1314...
 
...my ancestors fought alongside King Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn, and had a hand in the defeat of the forces of the effeminate King Edward II of England. This victory freed Scotland from the rule of the English which had been imposed on them by England's murderous King Edward I 17 years earlier.

Tonight, I drink to Scotland's victory those 7 centurys ago with a dram of my favorite scotch.



Contrary to events depicted in the film, Robert the Bruce did not fight alongside the English at Falkirk, nor did he have anything to do with the betrayal of William Wallace.

http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.u...urn/index.html

http://www.robert-low.com/pix/Bruce.jpg

catdaddy66 06-24-2014 09:55 PM

Re: 700 Years Ago Today, June 24th, 1314...
 
Edward the Longshanks! What an SOB...

SwampFox 06-24-2014 10:42 PM

Re: 700 Years Ago Today, June 24th, 1314...
 
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Edward the Longshanks! What an SOB...
AYE! He was no doubt an inspiration for future evil despots like Stalin and Hitler.


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