the Battle of Bannockburn took place on Sunday, june 23 1314.. It was a significant Scottish victory in the Wars of Scottish Independence. It was the decisive battle in the First War of Scottish Independence. Robert the Bruce had rebelled against the English and was attempting to forge an independant Scotland.
Robert I, popularly known as Robert the Bruce, was King of Scots from 25 March 1306, until his death in 1329. He became one of Scotland's greatest kings, as well as one of the most famous warriors of his generation, eventually leading Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence against the Kingdom of England. He claimed the Scottish throne as a fourth great-grandson of David I, and fought successfully during his reign to regain Scotland's place as an independent nation.