A group of English knights spotted the Scottish skirmish line retreating. One Scot alone seemed to be waiting for them, on a grey Highland pony and war-axe in hand. Henry De Bohun (pronounced 'Boon') recognised him, and spurred ahead of the others into a vainglorious charge into history. Bruce did not move until the Englishman's lance-point was just feet away. Then he pulled his little horse aside, his axe cutting down through De Bohun's helmet and skull from crest to chin. He rode back to his division, and when he was reproached for the risk he had taken he looked at his splintered weapon and said 'I have broken the haft of my good battle-axe.' Bruce's encounter with De Bohun was the stuff of heroic legend and has been so honoured in schoolrooms ever since, but in an age sceptical of human motives he can appear to be more artful than valient, and much safer than his reckless opponent. Once committed to his tilt, head down and lance couched, De Bohun relied upon weight and not manoeuvre, and against an enemy similarly commited victory would have been decided by brute impact. But here a cool-headed, lightly armed and lightly horsed man ignored the nice obligations of chivalry, side-stepped a rider who could not be halted and slew him like an ox as he passed. Outnumbered three to one, the Scots should have seen the lesson, which was perhaps what Bruce intended.
The Battle of Bannockburn.
Robert I "the Bruce".
The Battle of Bannockburn (near Stirling).
The Scottish army under the leadership of King Robert I (Robert the Bruce) won (not 'one') the Battle of Bannockburn by defeating the English army under Edward II.
Robert I of Scots also known as Robert the Bruce.
Mainly for his victory over the English at The Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.
Edward II at the Battle of Bannockburn (1314)
He fought more than one battle against the English (not 'with'.) The most famous was The Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.
King Robert the Bruce (Scots Army) and Edward II (English army)
The Scottish Army under Robert the Bruce (Robert I) defeated the English Army under Edward II.
The Scottish Army under Robert the Bruce (Robert I) defeated the larger English Army under Edward II.
Robert I (the Bruce).
Henry de Bohun, nephew of the Earl of Hereford.
stay on high ground so the English horsemen couldn't reach them!
Robert I also known as Robert the Bruce
Robert the Bruce is one of the most important people in Scottish History. Scotland's most famous victory over the English at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 was led by Robert the Bruce.
The Battle of Bannockburn. Robert the Bruce defeats Edward II.
They knew the land.
King Robert the Bruce led the Scottish who won (GO SCOTLAND) and King Edward the second led the English who lost.
The declaration of Arbroath was signed on the 6th April 1320.
Robert the Bruce.
Robert the Bruce monument can be seen at the Bannockburn Heritage Centre near Bannockburn near Stirling in Scotland.
He was Robert I, King of Scots and led the Scottish army to victory over the English army at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. He established the independence of Scotland through the declaration of Arbroath in 1320 and the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton in 1328.
About 500 Scottish infantrymen turned back thousands of English soldiers, winning Scottish Independence. Robert the Bruce, who led the Scottish rebels, became the first king of Scotland.