The Coronation of Robert the Bruce: March 25, 1306


The Stone of Scone imprisoned lay,

Trapped in Westminster’s chair tray,

Scotland sparked not liberty’s ray,

When Bruce was crowned at Scone.

After the death of William Wallace in 1305, the cause for Scottish independence seemed all but lost. Claim to the Scottish thrown was divided between Robert the Bruce and John Comyn (who naturally despised each other). Ironically, it would be the division in the Scottish throne that would later unite Scotland for its final push to independence. Read more on Landmarks of Liberty

E. Wesley – Mackinac Center Intern

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