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Battle of Bannockburn

23rd June 1314

The Battle of Bannockburn (23-24 June 1314) was a significant Scottish victory in the Wars of Scottish Independence. It was the decisive battle in the First War of Scottish Independence. The bitter hostility between England and Scotland which had continued since 1296, the contrasting characters of the opposing commanders Edward II and Robert the Bruce, the strategy of the campaign and the tactics of the battle itself - all these elements combine to make the event one of absorbing and lasting interest.

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