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Bannockburn 700

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BANNOCKBURN 700 (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Norma MacLeod Bannockburn 700

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast. 2s+1s+3s set, ½ turn partners LH into Allemande hold facing down
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reverse Allemande
17-24 3s+1s+2s set, 3s cross LH while 1s ½ turn LH and dance up, cast to 3rd place while 2s cross LH and cast up to 2nd place. 321
25-28 3s turn RH while 2s+1s change places RH on sides, 2s turn LH while 3s+1s change places LH on sides
29-32 1s turn RH while 3s+2s change places RH on sides, 3s turn LH while 1s+2s change places LH on sides. 213
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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Bannockburn 700 references The Battle of Bannockburn where the English chronicler Thomas Walsingham gave the number of English men-at-arms who were killed as 700.

The Battle of Bannockburn (Scottish Gaelic: "Blàr Allt nam Bànag" or "Blàr Allt a' Bhonnaich") 24 June 1314 was a significant Scottish victory in the First War of Scottish Independence, and a landmark in Scottish history.

Stirling Castle, a Scots royal fortress occupied by the English, was under siege by the Scottish army. The English king, Edward II, assembled a formidable force to relieve it. This attempt failed, and his army was defeated in a pitched battle by a smaller army commanded by the King of Scots, Robert the Bruce.

The defeat of the English opened up the north of England to Scottish raids and allowed the Scottish invasion of Ireland. These finally led, after the failure of the Declaration of Arbroath, to reach this end by diplomatic means, to the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton. Under the treaty the English Crown recognised the full independence of the Kingdom of Scotland, and acknowledged Robert the Bruce, and his heirs and successors, as the rightful rulers.

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Depiction of the battle of Bannockburn from 1440s
The Earliest Known Depiction Of The Battle Of Bannockburn From A 1440s Manuscript Of Walter Bower's Scotichronicon

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