In the most legendary battle in Scottish history, a mere 7,000 followers of Robert the Bruce defeated over 15,000 of Edward II’s troops at Bannockburn. Fought over two days on June 23 and 24, 1314, the battle of Bannockburn was a decisive victory for Robert the Bruce in the Scottish Wars of Independence against the English. It was the greatest defeat the English would suffer throughout the Middle Ages, and a huge personal humiliation for Edward II. Chris Brown’s startling narrative recreates the battle and challenges our perceptions of what happened and why. In this special, commemorative edition, he also looks back at the legacy of Bannockburn and what it means for Scotland today.