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Robert the Bruce
Birth: Jul. 11, 1274
South Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: Jun. 7, 1329
Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Scottish Monarch. The son of Robert Bruce, Earl of Carrick and Marjory of Carrick, he was a descendant of Alexander II, King of Scots. He was married to Isabella of Mar in 1295, and Elizabeth DeBurgh in 1302. He was the father of two sons and three daughters. Around 1298, when Scotland was under English rule, he was appointed a Guardian of Scotland along with John Comyn. It was discovered that Comyn intended to sell out his country and become a puppet king under Edward I, and Bruce killed him in 1306. He was then taken to Scone and crowned Robert I in March. He then began a guerilla war against Edward I. While not initially successful, he gradually gained support and captured several castles. In 1314, at the Battle of Bannockburn, although vastly outnumbered, he defeated the English forces. King Edward II agreed to sign the Treaty of Edinburgh in 1328, recognizing Scotland's independence. Gravely ill with leprosy, Bruce died at Cardross the following year. His body was entombed at Dunfermline Abbey, while his embalmed heart was taken on Crusade by Sir James Douglas (Black Douglas) before being returned to Scotland and entombed at Melrose Abbey. 
Family links: 
  Robert Le Brus (1243 - 1304)
  Margaret Of Carrick Brus (1256 - 1292)
  Elizabeth De Burgh (____ - 1327)
  Isabella Of Mar Bruce (1277 - 1296)*
  Matilda de Brus Isaac (____ - 1353)*
  Marjory Bruce Stewart (1296 - 1316)*
   David II King of Scots (1324 - 1371)*
  John DeBrus (1327 - ____)*
  Isabel Bruce Magnusson (1272 - 1358)*
  Christina de Brus (1273 - 1356)*
   Robert the Bruce (1274 - 1329)
  Edward De Bruce (1276 - 1318)*
  Edward I Bruce,King of Ireland (1280 - 1318)*
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Saint Conan's Kirk
Argyll and Bute, Scotland
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