Scotland's History Wars of Independence Bruce is defeated at Methven

Bruce is defeated at Methven – 1306

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Whilst campaigning in Perthshire Bruce and his forces are caught in a surprise attack at Methven. With key supporters such as Bishop Lamberton arrested, Bruce is forced to flee. Video: A history of Scotland: Bishop Makes King.

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