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 (băn′ək-bûrn′, băn′ək-bûrn′)
A village of central Scotland south of Stirling. It was the site of Robert the Bruce's defeat of the English under Edward II on June 23, 1314.


(Placename) a village in central Scotland, south of Stirling: nearby is the site of a victory (1314) of the Scots, led by Robert the Bruce, over the English. Pop: 7396 (2001)


(ˈbæn əkˌbɜrn, ˌbæn əkˈbɜrn)

a village in central Scotland: site of the victory (1314) of the Scots under Robert the Bruce over the English, which assured the independence of Scotland.
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Noun1.Bannockburn - a battle in which the Scots under Robert the Bruce defeated the English and assured the independence of Scotland
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
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So urgent a message had not been issued within the memory of old lay-brother Athanasius, who had cleaned the Abbey knocker since the year after the Battle of Bannockburn.
Each panel covers a different period of Scottish history, from the Battle of Bannockburn to the reconvening of the Scottish Parliament in 1999.
Pieces of pottery found in a field may have revealed the spot where Robert the Bruce and his army camped before the battle of Bannockburn.
1314: The Battle of Bannockburn took place near Stirling Castle - Robert the Bruce (of spider fame) inflicted a crushing defeat on Edward II of England.
This summer was 700 years since the battle of Bannockburn and I went home for the celebration, which did instil some national pride, the excitement was palpable and most of my friends and family are very much in the 'yes' camp.
The song commemorates the Scottish victory over the English at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.
David Cameron failed completely to embrace the massive upswell of Scottish emotion over the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn when the heroic King Robert the Bruce of Scotland riding his small palfrey, totally outmanoeuvred the incompetent English King Edward II and won Scotland back its independence.
Stirling was the "epicentre" of events in Scotland with the 700th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Bannockburn also taking place in the city.
The annual celebration is being held in Scotland for a second time, on the same weekend Stirling marks the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.
On June 23, 1314, during the First War of Scottish Independence, the two-day Battle of Bannockburn, resulting in victory for the forces of Robert the Bruce over the army of King Edward II, began near Stirling.
And I was in Stirling, home to the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre that opened only in March.
Music, culture, ancestry, food, drink and fight re-enacting will make the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn a memorable one.