Reign of King Robert I of Scotland (Robert the Bruce)

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Historical Context Note


Robert I of Scotland, the great-grandson (four times removed) of David I, claimed the Scottish throne in the wake of the death of William Wallace in 1305, in defiance of English king Edward I's asserted rule over the country. After defeating and killing his political rival, John Comyn, in Dumfries in 1306, he was crowned King of Scotland at Scone, near Perth, in a ritual of full solemnity. The first decade of his reign, however, was spent in fighting off the military resistance of Edward I's English army, finally gaining a decisive victory at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

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Editors. "Reign of King Robert I of Scotland (Robert the Bruce)". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 31 July 2012
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Related Groups

  1. Reigns and Monarchy in the British Isles