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  Battle of Dupplin Moor (1332)
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  Battle of Neville's Cross (1346)
  Treaty of Berwick (1357)

Scottish War of Independence Articles
Scottish War of Independence
1296 - 1346

The Bruce, Bannockburn and Independence
June 23, 1314 - June 24, 1314
by Lori M. Barrett

Most historians agree that the most pivotal event in Scottish history is the battle of Bannockburn fought with the English in 1314. While this event is probably the most famous and well-known battle in Scotland's war of independence, it represents to the Scottish people a large victory over the English - proof that they could win. Have historians placed too much emphasis on Bannockburn? Was it really the turning point in creating an independent Scotland, overlooking the less famous events, but truly important in their own right, the battle at Falkirk in 1298 and the succession of King Robert the Bruce in 1306? Most importantly, it is the leadership and perseverance of Robert the Bruce that gave Scotland her independence and fulfilled William Wallace's dreams of an independent nation.

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