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    Battle of Stirling Bridge - 11th September 1297

    Tomorrow is the anniversary of the battle of Stirling Bridge when a Scottish army of some 9,000 men under William Wallace and Sir Andrew Murray defeated an English army which was reputedly as large as 50,000 men. A crushing defeat for the English and one that led eventually to Bannockburn 17 years later and the end of English adventures in Scotland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdinSteve View Post
    Tomorrow is the anniversary of the battle of Stirling Bridge when a Scottish army of some 9,000 men under William Wallace and Sir Andrew Murray defeated an English army which was reputedly as large as 50,000 men. A crushing defeat for the English and one that led eventually to Bannockburn 17 years later and the end of English adventures in Scotland.
    I feel you Steve.

    Alba gu braith!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdinSteve View Post
    Tomorrow is the anniversary of the battle of Stirling Bridge when a Scottish army of some 9,000 men under William Wallace and Sir Andrew Murray defeated an English army which was reputedly as large as 50,000 men. A crushing defeat for the English and one that led eventually to Bannockburn 17 years later and the end of English adventures in Scotland.
    Interesting battle, Stirling Bridge. Unlike in the movie, "Braveheart," there actually WAS a bridge involved. The vanguard of the English army crossed over the bridge and was cut off by Sir William Wallace's Scots army in an area where the River Forth looped back upon itself. The Scots cut up the English vanguard pretty badly and the main English force never crossed the bridge and got involved. Incidentally, according to Peter Armstrong's book, "Stirling Bridge & Falkirk 1297-98" (Osprey 2003), the English Army numbered about 7,000 men, and Wallace's Scots numbered around 6,000. The battle was fought under the walls of Stirling Castle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdinSteve View Post
    Tomorrow is the anniversary of the battle of Stirling Bridge when a Scottish army of some 9,000 men under William Wallace and Sir Andrew Murray defeated an English army which was reputedly as large as 50,000 men. A crushing defeat for the English and one that led eventually to Bannockburn 17 years later and the end of English adventures in Scotland.
    But, only for a little while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickHughes123 View Post
    I feel you Steve.

    Alba gu braith!!
    Not just Scotland, Patrick. I'm confused too. Could you explain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdinSteve View Post
    Not just Scotland, Patrick. I'm confused too. Could you explain?
    Could you explain? I don't quite understand the question. Elaborate please.

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    Patrick, you said “I feel you Steve”. What exactly do you mean by that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdinSteve View Post
    Patrick, you said “I feel you Steve”. What exactly do you mean by that?
    Oh, it's colloquial. It means the feelings you have are the same as mine, it means I can relate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickHughes123 View Post
    Oh, it's colloquial. It means the feelings you have are the same as mine, it means I can relate.
    Thanks for replying, Patrick. It is not an expression that I would use in that context so thanks for clarifying that for me.

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