Stirling Bridge and Falkirk 1297–98

William Wallace’s rebellion

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Stirling Bridge and Falkirk 1297–98

William Wallace’s rebellion

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The death of the last of the Scottish royal house of Canmore in 1290 triggered a succession crisis. Attempts to undermine Scottish independence by King Edward I of England sparked open rebellion culminating in an English defeat at the hands of William Wallace at Stirling Bridge in 1297. Edward gathered an army, marched north and at Falkirk on 22 July 1298 he brought Wallace's army to battle. Amid accusations of treachery, Wallace's spearmen were slaughtered by Edward's longbowmen, then charged by the English cavalry and almost annihilated. In 1305 Wallace was captured and executed, but the flame of rebellion he had ignited could not be extinguished.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/The Campaign of 1297/The Battle of Stirling Bridge/The Aftermath of Stirling Bridge/The Campaign of 1298/The Battle of Falkirk/The Aftermath of Falkirk/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published 19 Feb 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841765105
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 76 b/w; 32 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 117
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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