Raid on Scone

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After the Action at Lanark, During what became known as the First War of Scottish Independence, William Wallace joined forces with William Douglas 'Le Hardy' and led a raid on the city of Scone. He and his men forced William de Ormesby, the English appointed Justice of Scotland to flee, and took control.

English chroniclers state that Edward dispatched Antony Bek to Scotland to find out personally about reports on the killing of Hessilrig at Lanark and the near capture of his justiciar Ormsby at Scone. Ormsby had been holding a court of justice to demand homage and fealty from local landowners Wallace and Sir William Douglas rode to Scone to capture or kill Ormsby but he had been forewarned of Wallace's approach and escaped leaving his belongings behind Chroniclers give the date of the attack as May 1297 before Bell o' the brae, but it may have been into June when the raid took place.


 

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