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Battle of Dunbar (1296)

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Battle of Dunbar

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27 4 1296


near Dunbar, Scotland


Decisive English Victory


Kingdom of Scotland

  • Strength Hundreds of cavalry
  • Commanders and leaders
  • Casualties and losses

1+Killed (Wiki)

  • Captives

After the battle Sir William was captured and taken to Devizes in England where he was imprisoned. He returned to Scotland after his release and was appointed Constable of Stirling Castle. Sir William led the 30-strong garrison which defended Stirling Castle during the siege of 1304. He and his garrison eventually surrendered to the English. He was captured and imprisoned in the Tower of London.

100 prisoners

Kingdom of England

  • Strength Hundreds of cavalry
  • Commanders and leaders
  • Casualties and losses

None known

  • Captives


King Edward I of England had invaded Scotland to punish King John Balliol for his refusal to support English military action in France.



The battle of Dunbar effectively ended the war of 1296 with the English winning.

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