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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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It was near this town, on the field of Bannockburn, that the last great struggle took place.
From the day of Bannockburn, Barbour tells us, Robert the Bruce grew great.
Barbour was born about six years after the battle of Bannockburn.
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.
But when Robert Bruce, on the black pony, rose in his stirrups, and lifting his good battle-axe, cracked at once the helmet and the skull of the too hasty knight at Bannockburn, then Tom felt all the exaltation of sympathy, and if he had had a cocoanut at hand, he would have cracked it at once with the poker.
People in Bannockburn were mourning the death in action of PteWalter McQue, younger surviving son of the late Mr Walter McQue, and Mrs McQue, West Murrayfield.
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Bannockburn, IL 60015, and is easily accessible from I-94.
Bannockburn House, near Stirling, was built by Sir Hugh Paterson around 1675, and Prince Charles Edward Stuart spent a night there in 1745 during his march south to gain support for the Jacobite cause.
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.
PACKET of knight crisps is surely the only snack to enjoy on the eve of A PACKET of knight crisps is surely the only snack to enjoy on the eve of Bannockburn.
The race for votes has been pretty civilised so far, which isn't a term that could be used to describe the First War of Scottish Independence, or indeed arguably its most famous battle, the one that took place at Bannockburn in June 1314 when Robert the Bruce's men defeated a larger army led by King Edward II.