Robert the Bruce & the Knights Templar
BANNOCKBURN has long been heralded as Scotland’s finest victory over the English.Liquid error: Unknown operator =
The battle has been celebrated in verse and song ever since Robert the Bruce defied the odds to send King Edward II’s army “hameward tae think again” in 1314.
However, a historian now claims the credit lies not just with the Scots but with a band of Templar knights from overseas.
He said Bruce progressed with unusual speed from small encounters with the English to a full-blown battle at Bannockburn with an army that had been well-trained in the latest techniques of the time. This, he says, was the work of the exiled Templar knights…