I can't even remember Wes where I found the 90 division limitation.
Pre Gun Martial History is certainly welcome here.
I had two books by Stephen Turnbull: The Book of the Medieval Knight and The Samurai.
Now, this gut know what he is doing.
He maintains an ancestor of his, one John Turnbull, was the captured English Knight who issued a Challenge to The Bruce after Bannockburn.
The Bruce rode a smaller horse and liked to use the ax and the mace. I must find the description in the Bruce Trilogy.
Basicallly the Bruce acted to engage Turnbull directly, then at the last second turned away and also turned in the saddle and cracked the prisoner (freed to meet the Bruce) on the head with a mace and that, my friend, was that.
Scottish Light Cavalry was consistently underated by the English.
Braveheart was a great movie--but I wish Gibson had CGI available to re-create the Battles and the Various keeps.
After all if you are watching the Battle of Stirling Bridge---what do you first expect to see????
A bridge!!! Is that unreasonable? I guess I am picky, but I enjoyed Braveheart anyway, but the image of the Bruce given does not explain his actions in light of the fact that he was Scottish/Norman and held lands in England.
Bruce was a mighty fighter, perhaps one of the best in history.
I think Wallace would have looked more like John Hannah than Mel---but I was not in charge of casting.
Sir john Chandos, a veteran of the "Fight of the Thirty" in "France" was another great knight of the time. it is hard to tap into these details online or in a library. chandos was among the slain at the Burn of Bannock.
Longshank's Son (Edward Caernavon?) managed to escape.
At some later date his own folk, I think, imprisoned him and he was eventually killed by having molten metal poured into him.
Mithridates VI punished one enemy that way. Oh well, I could be wrong about that.
He had had to swear fealty to Edward to keep the "English" holdings--national identity was secondary, and, well, perhaps that is what got Wallace on the Warpath in the first place.
Howeevr, in the second place, the "Scotti" (Dalriad Scots/Irish?) invaded Scotland ( Caledonia) during the so called Dark Ages and gave the are its name after defeating the Picts the real detailed history of that lies lost to me, but perhaps partially reflected in "Tristan and Isolde" another good movie.
It is ironic that Gibby (Gib or Gilbert perhaps) was the Bruce's main man.
Mel is " Gib's son???
How odd no??
Well, I have heard, again, nothing but good things about you and I will post something on this fight on another thread so that it mayu actually get discussed.
Also, somewhere in my readings I note that there may have been at least four waves of assimilated invasions of Ireland in or prior to the dark ages. The first were the 'firlbog' and the last, I think, were the "Tuaatha dey Danaan". Irish legends are a bit lost to me.
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