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Robert the Bruce

  • Birth 11 Jul 1274 Girvan, South Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Death 7 Jun 1329 Cardross, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
  • Burial Lochawe, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
  • Memorial ID 2894

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.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 5 May 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2894
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert the Bruce (11 Jul 1274–7 Jun 1329), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2894, citing Saint Conan's Kirk, Lochawe, Argyll and Bute, Scotland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .