Thursday, June 24, 2010
Battle of Bannockburn
Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn (Blàr Allt a' Bhonnaich in Gaelic), which took place on the 24th of June, 1314.
This was an unexpected and significant Scottish victory against English aggression in the Wars of Scottish Independence against its larger and more powerful southern neighbor.
It is celebrated in the gorgeous Scottish National Anthem, "The Flower of Scotland."