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part of 1307 and into 1308 the lands of the Comyns in Buchan and Badenoch were raided burnt and generally destroyed The Comyns were then forfeited and their lands granted out to Bruce supporters By the new year Bruce was in undisputed control of Scotland now he could turn his hand to riding it of the English In this he was aided by the ineptitude disinterest and political problems of Edward II There was no effective English invasion of Scotland until 1314 By which time the only castles in English hands were Stirling and Berwick Stirling was due to an agreement with the garrison to be surrendered by midsummer 1314 The English got round to putting an army together advanced to Stirling and were annihilated by Bruce and an army 13 of the size Scotland was to all intents and purposes free It would be 1329 before this was finally admitted to by the English king However when the news came that the English had agreed that Scotland was free and Scottish kings could be anointed Bruce was dead He had achieved more in his reign than many others had He had united a realm behind him From now on there would be no conflict of loyalties between Scots who held land on both sides of the border After 1318 all Scots landholders had to decide which lands they wanted and swear fealty to the relevant king If they wanted their Scottish lands then they forfeited their English lands and vice-versa GLADIATOR GLADIATOR 2000 httpwwwcombustiblecelluloidcomgladiatorshtml Chariots of Ire by Jeffrey M Anderson In 1955 Howard Hawks made a very good epic spectacle called Land
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