Battle o Stirlin Brig

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Battle of Stirling Bridge
Pairt o the First War o Scots Unthirldom

Auld Stirlin Brig, Abbey Craig an Wallace Monument.
Date11 September 1297
LocationStirlin Brig, Stirling, Scotland
56°07′54″N 3°55′57″W / 56.1317046°N 3.9325905°W / 56.1317046; -3.9325905Coordinates: 56°07′54″N 3°55′57″W / 56.1317046°N 3.9325905°W / 56.1317046; -3.9325905
Result Scots victor
Kinrick o Scotland Kinrick o Ingland
Commanders an leaders
William Wallace
Andrew de Moray 
Earl of Surrey
Hugh de Cressingham 

5,300 tae 6,300 men

  • ~300 cavalry
  • ~5,000 tae 6,000 infantry[1]

9,000 men

  • ~2,000 cavalry[1]
  • ~7,000 infantry[1]
Casualties an losses

100 cavalry killt[2]

5,000 infantry killed[2]

The Battle o Stirlin Brig wis ane o the major fechts o the First Scots Weir o Unthirldom. The battle wis fochten on the 11t o September 1297 alang the River Forth in Stirlin naur the Stirlin castle atween the airmies o Scotland an Ingland an the battle wis a veectory for the Scots airmy that wis led bi Sir Weelum Wallace an Andra Moray. The Scots airmy wis made up o aboot 2,000 fitmen an 300 horse, the Inglis airmy wis made up o aboot 10,000 fitmen and 2,000 horse. The Scots waitit on the north side o the river till aboot hauf the Inglis haed cam athwart the brig an thay syne chairged. In the battle, the Scots airmy killt 5,000 Inglis infantry sodgers an 100 muntit knichts, the Scots losses wis licht but airmy heidsman Andra Moray deed frae his wounds a puckle days efter the battle.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c BBC History Magazine July 2014, pages 24–25
  2. a b Cowan, Edward J., The Wallace Book, 2007, John Donald, ISBN 0-85976-652-7, ISBN 978-0-85976-652-4, p. 69