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Robert (I) the Bruce

Robert (I) the Bruce

Robert the Bruce was born in 1274, at Turnberry Castle in Ayrshire where his father was the Earl of Carrick. However, the Bruces were also Lords of Annandale and local tradition has it that the future King of Scotland may have been born at Lochmaben. During his lifetime Robert the Bruce played an increasingly important part in the power struggle against the kings of England for control of an independent kingdom of Scotland.

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