A Kingdom Cleared of Castles: The Role of the Castle in the Campaigns of Robert Bruce

@article{Cornell2008AKC,
  title={A Kingdom Cleared of Castles: The Role of the Castle in the Campaigns of Robert Bruce},
  author={D. Cornell},
  journal={The Scottish Historical Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={87},
  pages={233 - 257}
}
  • D. Cornell
  • Published 2008
  • History
  • The Scottish Historical Review
In 1314 the English-held castles of Roxburgh, Edinburgh and Stirling were seized and destroyed by Robert Bruce. This was the pinnacle of a policy by which Bruce systematically slighted the castles he seized in Scotland. The reign of Edward II has been seen as a period in which the military value of the castle was in decline and by analysing the role the castle played in the campaigns of Bruce it is possible to assess the importance a successful contemporary commander attached to the castle… Expand
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