Robert Bruce (bastard)

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Lord Robert Bruce (died 11 August 1332) was an illegitimate son of King Robert I of Scotland and an unknown mother. He was knighted and awarded the royal arms at Bannockburn. His father made him Lord of Liddesdale after Sir William de Soulis was found guilty of treason at the Black Parliament of 1320.[1] It has been suggested that he was the father of Thomas Bruce, 1st Baron of Clackmannan, but there is no clear evidence for this.

Faced with Edward Balliol's invasion of Scotland, he and Donnchadh IV, Earl of Fife carried out an unsuccessful attempt to repel the landing at Kinghorn in Fife. He then quarrelled with the regent, Donald II, Earl of Mar.

He was killed leading a charge at the Battle of Dupplin Moor.

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  1. ^ G.W.S Barrow
  • Peter Traquair Freedom's Sword