Ancient Battles, Ancient Legends, Bannockburn, Creative Writing, Freedoms, Independence, Knights, Robert Burns, Robert the Bruce, Scotland, War Horse
Our Earth itself trembled That Day. Scotland.
At Bannockburn, that is. Of Yore.
Rather loudly. That Day.
Especially with an Ear…
to such and that ground. Grounds those,..
of these, two Countries. War. War Drums and Pipes toiled
as well. As well within;.. so and these.
Rules of the Riders
That Day. 1314.
Which is and was. Within War. The
heady, heavy soundings of Hoofs
resounded hard and heavy,.. many
many thereupon. Thereupon these Lands. Lands
of these Scots. Scots Soldiers, Serfs and
Knights Fully Armored, in deed Weaponised to the
Max. As well.
Well as. Did so and sit. Sit in deed… thereupon. That Day.
The Cavalry. So named. ‘Twas. Then. Of Yore.
A cascading Cavalry of Light and Heavy Armor and Troops.
Horses, Riders. Both. Fully prepped and practiced by now.
Moving in easy, familiar patterns of unison. These Lands
Lands they All well so knew. Knew well too
with this Wars so
Thousands sallied so, going and went thus forth. That Day. A Day
that came Freedom to. Those be Many Thousands and more.
that forth did so and then Ride. At Bannockburn. That Day. Of Yore.
The threatening Army they faced was rampaging so close and hard.
A King led therein. Thereof the Scots did so to resolve. To
many Thousands and more of such Kingsmen did come forth
ride across. Cross English Borders into these. Their Scots
seek and control. The Scots. That be. Then. Therein
Our World. Legends do so and say.
Herein. Just now. Too.
Therein also. As well. As well as
That Day. Of 1314.
That Freedom Train.
Armored Knights on War-Horses were/are the Tank Battalions
of their Ways
and Days of Yore. A solid phalanx of these Armored Riders
and Creatures would be used to smash through much and many
and even some and so into War Objective Structures.
A very solid attack and attacking Style, Technique and Approach. Of
with Men on board as well. Weaponry could be varied to suit.
For the initial and thereafter therein.
Herein then as well it so seems.
The Battle of Bannockburn.
England v Scotland.
Edward 2 + Troops v Robert
the Bruce (de Brus) + co.
Kings and Country of both. At War
that is. That Day. Of Yore. 1314.
A War of… Independence indeed. In deed
and in fact too. To battle that out, eventually,..
at Bannockburn. Scotland of Yore. Within.
The series of skirmishes prior to the Main Battle all went
Though massively outnumbered,..
some 3:1 or more…
the Scots tactics were winning That Day. From that
By simply moving.
With good Timing and Defense therein.
This allowed the English superior numbers
no Times and Places. To rest. Or
keep in Battle Attack Formation either.
Remaining very Organised, the Scots maneuvers crowded
the English into areas so and then unsuited to such mass.
Then strung out
the English Troops Front along a River and Roadway
and so on and so forth. Forthrightly
too and then forced into.
All the whiles led on by those wily Scots of Robert. The
Bruce that is. Not the i, Shiro kind therein and thereof.
The Bannockburn. Typical Wetlands and Marshy Ground that is. Also. Also
therein the Scottish Spears and Infantrymen per se…
ran riot it seems. Eventually the English straggled and struggled to
reform. Reformed,.. then and so too,.. crammed and crushed
with the Bannockburn on three of their sides. Robert
the Bruce + co. The Other. Side that is.
Hemmed in By Mother Nature. Scottish
of Yore… now too. To the Place of Bannockburn. June
1314 Times thereof and therein.
An Independence Day.
is One whereby Poets do well and so eulogise. Herein. As well
a Day when Scottish ploys of Martialness, Strategy and Tactics,
those of War did so flow and Work. Worked well
Freedoms that follow too,.. played
out. Dashing those o so dashing Troops of England,
so fair and green. Then and thus
The English Army stymied at every turn. Archers
decimated by the constantly moving Scots Cavalry. Cavalry
charges annulled by Scottish Formations standing
Pikes&Spears tall and firm. With
Bannockburn Landscape/Features hampering the English charges
and chargers. So favoring the smaller, compact and highly mobile
Scots Defenses. Then with these
Spear/Pike Men-moving again before a Target they became. For
when then the Archers/Infantry/or Cavalry did so. So
the Scottish Knights and
The Cavalry quickly moved back to harry that idea Whilst
again, ‘cos smaller numbers. Able to and so
keeping within. The Bannockburn.
To Your Gory Bed
Or To Victorie.
The English Knights so straggled slow to get into Formations
across the Bannockburn sodden Lands, oft falling over their
Owns or getting in the Ways of their Own Troops and Support.
Soon found themselves facing Corps/groups Of Pikes and Spear
Men-at-Arms in a Schiltron Style. Pikes out porcupine style.
Ways too long aways for Sword Knights to attack and so forth.
Wet underfoot, Ways slow, Horses tire easier.
Several compounding precise flaws exposed.
Martial Moves and Counters that were appropriate. Were
so applied. That Day.
The Scots… battling for Country and Kin. For their very
Lives and Lands within. Used those same Lands Shape, Design.
To stymie the various English attacks with great Defense
and Attack Timing
and then correct Counter, Evasion or Attack. Applied. When required.
At every twist and turn. The English did play and pay.
That Day. At Bannockburn. Never
to so again. So return. So
‘Tis and was… time. Time
for a Final Battle. A Times and Places to wax lyrical. Lyrics
with and from another. Another
son so named Robert as well. So well
in prose from that poetically inclined pen of this and that.
Robert Burns (1759-1796). That is. In deed. Below.
Time to Ride.
His Rules. In Prose.
Thus and so. Writ. Below.
Herein. Of That Day. Of the
“… At Bannockburn did the English lay
The Scots they were not far away
But waited for that break o’ Day
That glinted in the East.
But soon the Sun broke through the heath
And lighted up that Field of Death
When Bruce, with soul-inspiring breath
His Heralds so thus addressed:
Scots who have with Wallace bled-
Scots with whom Bruce has aften led-
Welcome so, to Your gory bed
Or to Victorie.
Now’s the Day and now’s the Hour
See the Front of Battle, lower
See approach proud Edward’s Power
Of chains and slaverie.
Who here will be a traitor knave
Who can so fill a cowards grave
Who so base as be a slave
Let Him so turn and flee.
Who will for Scotland’s King and Law
Freedoms Sword will so strongly draw
Freeman stand or Freeman be
Let Him then follow me.
By Oppressions woes and pains
By Your Sons in servile chains
We will drain our dearest veins
But They, shall be Free.
Lay these proud usurpers low
Tyrants fall in every foe
Liberty in every blow.
Let Us Do, or Die.”
The Family Brus/Bruce Crest: A statant (Blue) Lion with tail extended.
The Family Brus Clan Motto: Fuimus (We have been).
The Brus Clan History: Original Territory Origins;
Chateau d’Adam at Brix, Normandy.
One of the first Family Bruce recorded in Britain was the First
Robert de Brus,
arriving with William the Conqueror’s Norman invasion of
England in 1066. Said to have died in 1094. Of yore. That is
indeed. In deed. That’s All and what Our World Legends
do so and say.
The Scots of Yore… so did. Independence.
Did rise. Did ride. Did do.
That Day. Of Yore.
Our World Legends.
Against All odds.
Stand Tall. Rise Up.
Live Your Dreams. As well.
Search For The OTHER Stone: Alchemy Newtonian.
Please Feel Free and If So Inclined To
i, Shiro that is.
With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips and Dreams.
If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is
To Be So Writ. Herein. It so seems.