Battle of Bannockburn

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  • Traditional (although not definitive) evidence of Maclean participation
  • June 24th 1314
  • Although a decisive and complete Scottish victory, England refused to recognize Scotland's independence for another 10 years.
  • Scots lead by Robert the Bruce
  • English lead by Edward II
  • Edward II fled the field with his personal bodyguard to Dunbar Castle leaving his army in disarray and without order, from there took a ship to England
  • With order broken, the battle turned into a route and the Scots pursued the retreating English to their border. Only one sizeable group of men—all footsoldiers—escaped to England.
  • Edward II never again engaged the Scots nor set foot in Scotland.
  • Fighting didn't resume until after Edward III ascended to the throne of England.

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