Columbus & Sir William Wallace

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in Druid Hill Park © 2008 Ed Zerne

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© 2008 Ed Zerne

Parks in Baltimore 
 

The battle for Scottish independence was fought in 1305 the same year Wallace was executed.  Read Comments for a correction.

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3 Responses to “Columbus & Sir William Wallace”


  1. 1 Michael Follon March 9, 2008 at 10:22 am

    The battle for Scottish independence was not fought in 1305 what did occur was in fact the seige of Stirling Castle where 50 men under the command of Sir William Oliphant held out from May to August against Edward I. The battle which achieved Scottish independence did not take place until the Battle of Bannockburn on 24 June 1314 where the Scots were commanded by Robert I(the Bruce), the English army was led by Edward II. The Scottish Declaration of Independence (the Declaration of Arbroath), a letter signed by the nobles of Scotland to the Pope in Avignon. The final recognition by the English of Scottish independence did not take place until the Treaty of Northampton in 1328 when – ‘Edward [III] renounced all claims of sovereignty, and declared that his most dear friend and ally, the Lord Robert, was ‘by the grace of God ilustrious King of Scots’.’ (SOURCE: ‘The Lion in the North'(1971) by John Prebble, page 117, ISBN 0 1400 3652 0.

  2. 2 Michael Follon March 9, 2008 at 10:26 am

    OMISSION FROM MY PREVIOUS COMMENT

    I meant to include the date of the Scottish Declaration of Independence (the Declaration of Arbroath) – 6 April 1320.

  3. 3 zerne March 9, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Thanks for clarifying that


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