13 Aug Holding Out for a Hero

We've all heard the stories of Sir William Wallace (or at least seen Braveheart) and know of the epic accomplishments he achieved. But what about other Scottish heroes? In the wild North of Scotland, some of the world’s most important figures grew to change the world. Without further ado, here are Panrimo’s 7 favorite Scottish heroes, in no particular order. 7.) Robert the Bruce [caption id="attachment_988" align="aligncenter" width="185"] That beard! That axe! That Bruce![/caption] http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Robertthebruce.jpg One of Scotland’s most famous heroes, Robert the Bruce was King of Scots from 1306-1329 and led the Scots during the Wars of Scottish Independence. While he commanded several major successful battles, his most famous may be the Battle of Bannockburn, where he defeated the much larger English army under Edward II, thus confirming the establishment of a Scottish monarchy. 6.) Agnes ‘Black Agnes’ Randolph  [caption id="attachment_989" align="aligncenter" width="316"] Dressed to impress.[/caption] http://www.medievalarchives.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Black-Agnes-countess-of-dunbar.jpg An example of Scotland’s strong female characters, Agnes Randolph, Countess of Dunbar, was besieged at Dunbar while her husband was off fighting English forces due to Edward Balliol’s attempt to seize the Scottish crown from David II. English forces began besieging her castle, but Agnes held strong for over five months with only servants and a few guards, forcing the English to finally concede their defeat. During the besiegement, Agnes was rumored to have ordered her female servants to dress in their nicest clothes, parade along the castle walls, and lightly dust the damage the English had done, taunting them...

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