Military List Of First War of Scottish Independence Battles

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List of every major First War of Scottish Independence battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous First War of Scottish Independence battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the First War of Scottish Independence, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this First War of Scottish Independence list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these First War of Scottish Independence battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

List contains battles like Action at Happrew, Action at Earnside.
Battle of Bannockburn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of First War of Scottish Independence Battles
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The Battle of Bannockburn was a significant Scottish victory in the First War of Scottish Independence, and a landmark in Scottish history. Stirling Castle, a Scots royal fortress, occupied by the English, was under siege by the Scottish army. The English king, Edward II, assembled a formidable force to relieve it. This attempt failed, and his army was defeated in a pitched battle by a smaller army commanded by the King of Scots, Robert the Bruce. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Stirling, United Kingdom

Part of: First War of Scottish Independence

Combatants: Kingdom of Scotland, Kingdom of England

Commanders: Edward II of England, Robert the Bruce

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Battle of Boroughbridge is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List Of First War of Scottish Independence Battles
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Battle of Boroughbridge

The Battle of Boroughbridge was a battle fought on 16 March 1322 between a group of rebellious barons and King Edward II of England, near Boroughbridge, north-west of York. The culmination of a long period of antagonism between the King and Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, his most powerful subject, it resulted in Lancaster's defeat and execution. This allowed Edward to re-establish royal authority, and hold on to power for another five years. Not in itself a part of the Wars of Scottish Independence, the battle is significant for its employment of tactics learned in the Scottish wars in a domestic, English conflict. Both the extensive use of foot soldiers rather than cavalry, and the heavy impact ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Part of: Despenser War, First War of Scottish Independence

The Battle of Dalrigh, also known as the Battle of Dail Righ, Battle of Dalry or Battle of Strathfillan, was fought in the summer of 1306 between the army of King Robert I of Scotland against the Clan MacDougall of Argyll who were allies of Clan Comyn and the English. It took place at the hamlet of Dalrigh near Tyndrum in Perthshire, Scotland. Bruce's army, reeling westwards after defeat by the English at the Battle of Methven, was intercepted and all but destroyed, with Bruce himself narrowly escaping capture. The battle took place sometime between late July and early August, but the exact date is unknown. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Lorne, Scotland

Part of: First War of Scottish Independence, Wars of Scottish Independence

Combatants: Clan MacDougall

Commanders: Robert the Bruce

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The Battle of Dunbar was the only significant field action in the campaign of 1296. King Edward I of England had invaded Scotland in 1296 to punish King John Balliol for his refusal to support English military action in France.The battlefield is currently under research to be inventoried and protected by Historic Scotland under the Scottish Historical Environment Policy of 2009. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Dunbar, United Kingdom

Part of: First War of Scottish Independence

Combatants: Kingdom of Scotland, Kingdom of England

Commanders: John Balliol, King of Scotland, John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey

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