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The battle of stirling bridge

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Powerpoint for S1 (12 year olds), to be used with a question sheet etc.

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The battle of stirling bridge

  1. 1. The Battle of Stirling Bridge<br />1st September<br />
  2. 2. Lesson aim:<br />Discuss the Battle of Stirling Bridge!!<br />
  3. 3. The Facts<br /><ul><li>Who?</li></ul>5,000 Scotsmen led by William Wallace<br />vs. <br />12,000 English trained soldiers led by John de Warenne<br />When?<br />11th December 1297<br />Where?<br />Stirling Bridge, Stirlingshire.<br />
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  5. 5. Wallace’s army was mainly infantry (soldiers on foot) with spears.<br />
  6. 6. The English army had knights (men on horseback with armour).<br />
  7. 7. 1 Wallace’s army is standing on a hill, so they have a good view over the ‘battlefield’.<br />Wallace’s Army<br />Edward’s Army<br />
  8. 8. 2The English begin to move across the narrow bridge.<br />Wallace’s Army<br />Edward’s Army<br />
  9. 9. 3Finally, more than half the English army has crossed the bridge.<br />Wallace’s Army<br />Edward’s Army<br />
  10. 10. 4Wallace’s men begin to rush down the hill.<br />Wallace’s Army<br />Edward’s Army<br />
  11. 11. 5The Scots trap the Englishmen in the bend of the river…<br />Wallace’s Army<br />Edward’s Army<br />
  12. 12. What do you think happened next?<br />
  13. 13. After the Battle…<br />Wallace went to the north of England – he and his men burnt around 715 villages, murdering innocent people.<br />Wallace encouraged European traders to come back to Scotland – he promised it was safe.<br />The myth of English power, that their army was too powerful to overcome, was destroyed.<br />EDWARD WAS HUMILIATED (ashamed) AND NOW DETERMINED TO CRUSH THE SCOTS.<br />
  14. 14. The Wallace Monument, 1869 <br />

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