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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.


PETER ARMSTRONG went to Keswick School after which he travelled widely
before taking a degree in Fine Art at Maidstone College of Art. He was an
art teacher in Kendal in Cumbria for several years but escaped and is now
among other things the sculptor behind Border Miniatures, specialising in
producing military miniatures from the medieval period. In the course of his
model making, Pete's previous publications include Campaign 102 Bannockburn
1314 - Robert Bruce's great victory.Angus McBride is one of the world's most
respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70
Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents
but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir
School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national
service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.


Origins of the Campaign


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



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