Military history of Scotland

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Historically, Scotland has a long military tradition that predates the Act of Union with England.wikipedia
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Battle of Largs

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Defeat on land at the Battle of Largs and winter storms forced the Norwegian fleet to return home, leaving the Scottish crown as the major power in the region and leading to the ceding of the Western Isles to Alexander in 1266.
The battle became associated with Scotland's proud military past and linked to the great mediaeval victories of national heroes such as Wallace and Bruce.

Atholl Highlanders

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Highland charge

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Highland charge
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National Monument of Scotland

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The National Monument of Scotland, on Calton Hill in Edinburgh, is Scotland's national memorial to the Scottish soldiers and sailors who died fighting in the Napoleonic Wars.

Military history of Britain

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Military history of Scotland: for the military history of Scotland since prehistoric times to today.

Historical fencing in Scotland

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Military history of Scotland

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Historically, Scotland has a long military tradition that predates the Act of Union with England.

Acts of Union 1707

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Historically, Scotland has a long military tradition that predates the Act of Union with England.

Military

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Its soldiers form part of the armed forces of the United Kingdom, more usually referred to domestically within Britain as the British Armed Forces.

British Armed Forces

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Its soldiers form part of the armed forces of the United Kingdom, more usually referred to domestically within Britain as the British Armed Forces.

William the Lion

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There are mentions in Medieval records of fleets commanded by Scottish kings including William the Lion and Alexander II.

Alexander II of Scotland

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There are mentions in Medieval records of fleets commanded by Scottish kings including William the Lion and Alexander II.

Kingdom of the Isles

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The latter took personal command of a large naval force which sailed from the Firth of Clyde and anchored off the island of Kerrera in 1249, intended to transport his army in a campaign against the Kingdom of the Isles, but he died before the campaign could begin.

Haakon IV of Norway

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These included king Hakon Hakonsson's Kristsúðin, built at Bergen from 1262–63, which was 260 ft long, of 37 rooms.

Alexander III of Scotland

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In 1263 Hakon responded to Alexander III's designs on the Hebrides by personally leading a major fleet of forty vessels, including the Kristsúðin, to the islands, where they were swelled by local allies to as many as 200 ships.

Ayr

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Records indicate that Alexander had several large oared ships built at Ayr, but he avoided a sea battle.

Edward I of England

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English naval power was vital to Edward I's successful campaigns in Scotland from 1296, using largely merchant ships from England, Ireland and his allies in the Islands to transport and supply his armies.

Edward II of England

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The development of naval power allowed Robert to successfully defeat English attempts to capture him in the Highlands and Islands and to blockade major English controlled fortresses at Perth and Stirling, the last forcing Edward II to attempt the relief that resulted at English defeat at Bannockburn in 1314.

Man-of-war

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Towards the end of his reign he supervised the building of at least one royal man-of-war near his palace at Cardross on the River Clyde.

Cardross, Argyll

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Towards the end of his reign he supervised the building of at least one royal man-of-war near his palace at Cardross on the River Clyde.