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KING ROBERT THE BRUCE, THE SPIDER AND THE BATTLE OF BANNOCKBURN

Robert Bruce, Earl of Carrick, was descended from a Norman knight, Robert de Bruce, who came to England with William the Conqueror. His grandfather had been one of the 13 claimants to the Scottish throne in 1291, during the reign of the English…