2009

NT2763 : Battle of Roslin

taken 15 years ago, near to Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland

Battle of Roslin
Battle of Roslin
This important battle in the Wars of Scottish Independence was fought on the 24th February 1302/1303. (Until 1600 the year began on the 25th March and ended on the 24th March). A Scottish army of 8,000 men under Sir John Comyn and Sir Simon Fraser marched 16 miles from Biggar to confront an English army of 30,000. However the English army was split into 3 columns and the Scots dealt with each in turn with great slaughter. Local names refer to this with places such as 'Shinbones Field', 'Killburn' and 'Hewan' (or Hewings).

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NT2763, 193 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
ronnie leask   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 26 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 March, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2778 6389 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.7655N 3:9.3270W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2784 6386
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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