Today in Medieval History

I didn’t get around to posting this over the weekend, but I wanted to go back to September 11 for a look at that day in history. One of the most well-known events (made popular by the movie Braveheart) was the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

The Battle of Stirling Bridge took place on September 11,  1297. The Scottish forces led by William Wallace defeated the English in a resounding victory, which went a long way in paving the path toward Scottish independence. Contrary to what is shown in Braveheart, there was a bridge at Stirling, which in fact played a key strategic role in the battle.

Additional Reading:

The Battle of Stirling Bridge Factsheet (BBC)

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