MK200 Robert the Bruce
This mounted figure of “The Bruce” is closely modeled on the actual monument designed by Charles Pilkington Jackson which overlooks the battlefield of Bannockburn near Stirling in Scotland.
Unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen in 1964, it shows Bruce mounted on his mighty warhorse and holding a battleaxe in his right hand.
Colorful, dramatic and impressive it makes a worthy addition to K&C’s other medieval Scottish warriors.
The Scottish Wars of Independence were an ongoing series of military campaigns fought between the Kingdoms of Scotland and England in the late 13th and early 14th centuries.
The wars were part of a great crisis for the Scots and the period when Scotland as a country defined its unique place in the history of the British Isles.
Robert the Bruce (1274-1329) became its most famous warrior king by successfully defeating the English Army under the command of Edward II at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 thereby helping to create the establishment of an independent Scottish kingdom.
Thirteen years later, in 1327, Edward’s son, Edward III renounced all claims to the Scottish kingdom and Scotland finally stood alone and proud… at least for a few hundred years.