Bannockburn 1314: 700 Years On is the definitive account of the most legendary battle in Scottish
history, in which a mere 7,000 followers of Robert the Bruce defeated over 15,000 of Edward II’s troops.
Fought over two days on 23 and 24 June 1314, the battle of Bannockburn was a decisive victory forRobert the Bruce in the Scottish Wars of Independence against the English. It was the greatest defeat the English would suffer throughout the
Middle Ages and a huge personal humiliation for Edward II.
Chris Brown’s startling narrative recreates the battle and challenges our perceptions of what happened
and why. In this special, commemorative edition, he also looks back at the legacy of Bannockburn and
what it means for Scotland today.