Biography of Robert Bruce


Bruce, Robert. King of Scotland. Born in 1274. Was the grandson of Balliol's rival in 1292. In 1306 he murdered the regent, Comyn, and was crowned at Scone, but was defeated by Edward I the same year. After many years of hardship and ill-fortune he gained a final victory over Edward II at Bannockburn, in 1314. By the treaty of Northampton in 1328, the complete independence of Scotland was recognized. Died 1329.