Sunday, 11 September 2016
On This Day: The Battle of Stirling Bridge
On the 11th September 1297 William Wallace led his troops to victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
The Scottish troops gathered on Abbey Craig, which is now the site of the Wallace Monument, they quickly realised that they were greatly outnumbered by English forces under the Earl of Surrey, John de Warenne and Hugh Cressingham, an English administrator based in Scotland. The Scots advantage, although they probably didn't know it, was Stirling Bridge which was narrow, which the English forces had trouble crossing.
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