Alba go Bráth?

Everyone Scottish child and adult knows that the Battle of Bannockburn was a famous victory for the Scottish over their persecutors the hated English.

Or so the popular story goes….

But what was the Battle of Bannockburn really about? What part did Robert the Bruce play? Who really won and what did that victory bring and mean for the ordinary Scot in the dirt track (not condescension, just there weren’t many streets then)??

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-27900285

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About eamonntgardiner

Dr. Eamonn T. Gardiner, is a Consulting Historian. He has previously conducted research into links between wartime traumatic-neurosis and evidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) amongst veterans of the First World War serving as Auxiliary Policemen, during the Anglo-Irish War 1919-1921. He has written extensively on British central and colonial administrative responses to popular insurgencies. In 2009 he published 'Counterinsurgency and Conflict: Dublin Castle and the Anglo-Irish War (CSP, 2009).' Published papers include; 'The training of the Irish Volunteers, 1913-1916' (The Irish Sword, 2017); 'Scattered, Ambushed and Laid Out: War and Counterinsurgency in the greater Tuam area, 1919-1921' (JOTS, 2015). Research interests include De-Colonialisation/Post-Colonialism; Insurgency, Police/Military Histories; Institutional Histories; Modern Irish/World History; History of Conflict, Protectorates and Peace-Keeping; Hegemony; Old and New Terrorism.
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