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When Robert the Bruce and John Comyn met in Dumfries, the two men fell out pretty spectacularly. Bruce stabbed Comyn, before his men entered the church to finish him off. By killing Comyn in a church, Bruce was excommunicated and this severely set back his cause.
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3 October 2008

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used in the classroom as an aid to help children gather evidence as to what actually happened the night John Comyn died. Students could discuss what Bruce would have to gain from his death.

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