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Battle of Stirling Bridge (1297)

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Stirling Bridge

The Battle of Stirling Bridge was a major battle of the First War of Scottish Independence (1296-1328) fought between the Scots led by William Wallace and the English army under command of John de Warenne, 7th Earl of Surrey on September 11, 1297. The Scots severely defeated the English army despite being outnumbered and invaded northern England. Scotland was almost free of English occupying forces, while William Wallace was knighted and proclaimed the guardian of the kingdom in the name of King John Baliol who was at the time imprisoned in the Tower of London.

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