U3A Nunawading’s Military History Class participated in a presentation and discussion on Thursday 13 May on The Wars of Scottish Independence. This series of military campaigns were fought between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England in the late 13th and 14th centuries.
To many, this period of Scottish history means William Wallace and Robert Bruce, but it is much more than the lives of these two men alone.
During the session, the Military History group discussed the relationships between Scotland, England and France and the various alliances and treaties made and broken between them in the pursuit of kingship, power and authority.
Bagpipes were at the front of most Scottish Wars to frighten the enemy and in keeping with that tradition, the class presentation was preceded by the bagpipe playing of Robert Crozier as he marched up the internal ramp and down the stairs before taking requests from class members.
This article was submitted by Peter Poole, Military History Class Member and presenter of The Wars of Scottish Independence.