EDINBURGH SCOTTISH HISTORY
INFORMATION IMPORTANT BATTLES BETWEEN SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND
Alexander III ruled in Scotland for 36 years till his death when he fell from his horse when travelling home to see his wife in 1286, leaving his daughter as heir to the throne at the age of 3 years. However due to her premature death there was no ruler of Scotland until John Balliol was chosen by Edward to become King of Scots. He was crowned king at Scone on St Andrew's Day 1292 and ruled till 1296.
War of Independence began in 1296 because the English king Edward I wanted to appoint his choice to the vacant Scottish throne.Battle of Dunbar
1303 Battle of Roslin When 8000 Scots defeat 30.000 English at Roslin.
The Treaty of Edinburgh–Northampton
The Treaty of Edinburgh–Northampton was a peace treaty between England and Scotland. It brought an end to the First Scottish war for Independence,The war began in 1296 The treaty was signed in Edinburgh by Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, on 17 March 1328, and was ratified by the English Parliament at Northampton on 1 May. The document is held by the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh.
The Battle of Flodden. Between Scots army and an English army which resulted in an English victory.
It was the largest battle fought between Scotland and England James IV was killed in the battle, becoming the last monarch of Great Britain to die in Battle.
Battle of Pinkie Cleugh (1547) Worst defeat by English first use of ships to bombard land troups
Battle of Dunbar (1650) Cromwell defeats Scots
Battle of Rullion Green (1666) Pentland Uprising Government troups defeat Covenanters Army.
Battle of Prestonpans (1745) First Scottish victory over English lead by Bonnie Prince Charlie
Battle of Culloden (1746) End of the Stuart and Jacobite Uprisings