View Full Version : Archaeologists dig to find site of Battle of Bannockburn

10-07-2012, 10:18 AM
Archaeologists launched a bid to uncover the site one of the most famous battles in Scottish history -- in the grounds of a police headquarters.

The first major skirmish of the two-day battle occurred on Sunday 23 June when Randolph routed around 300 English cavalry, who were attempting to relieve Stirling Castle.

"Randolph's victory gave the Scots -- seemingly outnumbered and outclassed -- a huge lift.

The [Roman] road would show in the survey as a large linear band. The pits, of which there are contemporary accounts, should be in lines next to the road.

King Edward arrived at Stirling along the route, along with a vast force of up to 3000 heavy cavalry and 16,000 foot soldiers.

The Scots king commanded an army of probably no more than 9000.

More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/env...nnockburn.html