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Vote Yes - Scotland 2014 I had hoped that Scotland would finally be free of the Redcoats....

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Stirling Castle located in Stirling, Scotland, is one of the largest and most important castles, both historically and architecturally, in Scotland. Several Scottish Kings and Queens have been crowned at Stirling Castle, including Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1543. There have been at least eight sieges of Stirling Castle, including several during the Wars of Scottish Independence, with the last being in 1746, when Bonnie Prince Charlie unsuccessfully tried to take the castle.

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Robert the Bruce. After the demise of William Wallace, the bannner of Scottish resistance was taken up by Robert the Bruce, who lead his countrymen to victory and freedom from English domination at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

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Robert the Bruce secured Scottish independence from England militarily — if not diplomatically — at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. An English army led by Edward II in person trying to relieve the siege of Stirling Castle was decisively defeated in an atypical set-piece battle.

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The Declaration of Arbroath is a declaration of Scottish independence, made in 1320. It is in the form of a letter submitted to Pope John XXII, dated 6 April 1320, intended to confirm Scotland's status as an independent, sovereign state and defending Scotland's right to use military action when unjustly attacked

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~+~+~+~ Wallace Tartan ~+~+~+~ In the 12th century Richard Wallace obtained lands at Riccarton, Ayrshire. The Wallaces refused to do homage to Edward I of England and Sir William, who led a band of patriots, harried the English, and his constant raids on their fortresses made them hate and fear him. His bravery and leadership inspired others to support his struggle for Scottish independence. He was betrayed to the English and taken to London, where he was executed in 1305.

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Sir John de Graham (died 22 July 1298) was a Scottish knight & soldier. He was born in the lands of Dundaff, Ayrshire, in the late 13th century. During the Wars of Scottish Independence he fought alongside Sir William Wallace as his 2nd in command. He was the most notable Scottish casualty at the Battle of Falkirk, fought on 22 July 1298, when the Scottish forces were routed by Edward I of England's stronger force of cavalry.

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Sean Connery - Dressed to Kilt 2012. So many people do not know that he was one of the persons instrumental in getting the Coronation Stone returned to Scotland. He has and still works tirelessly to obtain Scottish Independence. Awesome man, Sir Sean. Love a man in a kilt, especially him.

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