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Defeated and reborn - The legend of Robert the Bruce

Defeated and reborn - The legend of Robert the Bruce

November 05, 2020

Robert the Bruce Isle of Arran Scotland

Birthplace of Robert the Bruce is unclear as some historians say it was Lochmaben Castle, some say it was Turnberry Castle and it may have been in Essex, says others.

From what we know, he may had been a knight and Overlord of Annandale which is located in Dumfries and Galloway.

The legend of Bruce started during the Scottish wars for independence.

After winning the First War of Scottish Independence, he was crowned the king of scots later in 1306.

Thereafter, Bruce was defeated numerous times and the situation looked very bleaked for Scots and their freedom.

King's spirit crushed and broken, morale at all times low, he was forced to flee into hiding.

Bruce hid away in a cave on the Isle of Arran now known as the King's Cave.

(It is open to the public, and you can visit the cave too).

Three months alone in solitude the Scottish king faced his deepest fears, desperation and at his lowest he even considered to run away from Scotland for good.

It was an early winter morning, warm sunlight piercing through the tree branches warmed his cold skin and Bruce looked up to the entrance of the cave.

There was a wee spider desperately trying to build a web, his little legs soaked in morning dew, sparkling in the morning sun.

Robert kept watching the little spider as it struggled.

It kept failing, again and again.

But the wee creature never gave up.

And at last it managed to lay down the foundation for its web.

The king's eyes flickered with new hope!

He stood up and decided to try again.

Inspired, he won the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 and secured Scottish independence for the next 20 years!

Based on the UK sizing

ONMAN Size Guide  

Chest (in) Waist (in) Chest (cm) Waist (cm)
34-36 28-29 86.4-91.4 71.1-73.7
38-40 30-32 96.5-101.6 76.2-81.3
42-44 34-36 106.7-111.8 86.4-91.4
46-48 38-40 116.8-121.9 96.5-101.6
XXL 50-52 42-44 127-132.1 106.7-111.8