Battle o Stirlin Brig

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Battle of Stirling Bridge
Part of the First War o Scots Unthirldom
Old Stirling Bridge and the Abbey Craig with the Wallace Monument, Stirling Scotland.jpg
Auld Stirlin Brig, Abbey Craig an Wallace Monument.
Date 11 September 1297
Location Stirlin 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
Royal Arms of the Kingdom of Scotland.svg Kinrick o Scotland England COA.svg Kinrick o Ingland
Commanders an leaders
William Wallace
Andrew de Moray 
Blason ville fr Dreux (Eure-et-Loir).svg Earl of Surrey
Cressing.png Hugh de Cressingham 

5,300 tae 6,300 men

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

9,000 men

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

100 cavalry killed[2]

5,000 infantry killed[2]

The Battle o Stirlin Brig wis ane o the major stramashes o the First Scots Weir o Unthirldom. The battle wis fochten on the 11t o September 1297 alang the River Forth in Stirlin atween the airmies o Scotland an Ingland an the battle wis a victory 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 chorse, 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 dee'd frae his wounds a puckle days efter the battle.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 BBC History Magazine July 2014, pages 24–25
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cowan, Edward J., The Wallace Book, 2007, John Donald, ISBN 0-85976-652-7, ISBN 978-0-85976-652-4, p. 69