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Battle of Stirling Bridge

A battle of the First War of Scottish Independence.

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11 September 1297


Stirling Bridge, Stirling, Scotland


Decisive Scottish victory


Kingdom of Scotland

  • Strength 2,300 men
  • ~300 cavalry
  • ~2,000 infantry
  • Commanders and leaders
  • Casualties and losses Unknown
  • Captives

Kingdom of England

  • Strength 9000 - 13000
  • ~1,000 – 3,000 cavalry
  • ~8,000 – 10,000 infantry
  • Commanders and leaders
  • Casualties and losses 100 Cavalry Killed; 5000 infantry killed
  • Hugh de Cressingham†
  • Captives




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  • Malcolm, Earl of Lennox, whose forces had been part of Surrey's army, observing the carnage to the north of the bridge, withdrew.

Philip Warner - in Famous Scottish Battles, p50 -

"Among the English were a number of Scottish barons who had entered English Service when Balliol was king. They were better horsed and equipped than any of Wallace's knights, but their hearts were not as resolute."

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