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Battle of Turnberry

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Battle of Turnberry

Battle of Turnberry
Part of First War of Scottish Independence
Date February 1307
Location near Turnberry, Scotland
Result Inconclusive
Kingdom of Scotland Kingdom of England
Commanders and leaders
Robert I of Scotland
Edward de Brus
Henry de Percy, 1st Baron Percy
unknown unknown
Casualties and losses
Low Heavy

The Battle of Turnberry was a battle fought in February 1307 during the Scottish Wars of Independence near Turnberry, Ayrshire, Scotland.

King Robert I of Scotland's invasion of his ancestral lands in Annandale and Carrick began in 1307. The Carrick invasion force was led by Robert, his brother Edward de Brus, James Douglas, Lord of Douglas and Robert Boyd. The force comprised thirty three galleys. They sailed to Turnberry and landed near Turnberry Castle. The invasion force quickly overwhelmed the English forces of Henry de Percy, 1st Baron Percy encamped around Turnberry Castle, but failed to take the castle.

Henry de Percy was forced to leave the castle after this defeat.


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