Robert the Bruce begged English for peace, letter showstags: Telegraph (UK), Scotland, Robert the Bruce, Edward II
Sent in 1310 to King Edward II, the letter suggests Robert the Bruce was willing to offer any terms to prevent an advancing English army marching into the heart of Scotland.
However, he made clear that the English would have to recognise Scottish independence and asserted his God-given authority as king of Scots, addressing Edward II as one monarch to another.
The bold move appeared to pay off as Edward II took his army south again to Berwick where he remained until July 1311.
When he finally returned north three years later, he was “sent homeward tae think again” after being humiliated at Bannockburn, the 700th anniversary of which is being celebrated next year shortly before the Scottish independence referendum....
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