|Born||2 March 1316||Born At|
|Died||19 April 1390||Buried At|
|Father||Walter (6th High Steward)||Mother||Marjorie (Daughter of Robert I, the Bruce)|
|Born||2 March 1316 /|
|Died||19 April 1390 /|
Family Tree Details
Robert (II, King of the Scots 1371-1390) (b.1316 - d.1390)
| = Robert (III, King of Scotland 1390-1406) ( - d.1406)
| | +Drummond, Annabella (b.1350? - d.1401)
| | = Stewart, David (Duke of Rothesay) ( - d.1402)
| | = James (I, King of Scotland 1406-1437) (b.1394 - d.1437)
| | +Beaufort, Joan (b.1404? - d.1445)
| | = Margaret (Stewart) ( - d.1445)
| | = Isabella (Stewart) ( - d.1494)
| | = Eleanor (Stewart) ( - d.1480)
| | = James (II, King of Scotland 1437-1460) (b.1430 - d.1460)
| | = Joan (Stewart) ( - d.1480)
| = Stewart, Robert (Duke of Albany) (b.1340? - d.1420)
King Edward had positioned his army on Halidon Hill overlooking Berwick which he had under siege. He choose the location because it allowed him to look out for the Scots who may try and relieve the Scottish who were besieged with the town. A Scottish force tried to get to Berwick put were defeated by Edward's army. Edward III's attacks on Scotland and victory at Halidon Hill put Edward Balliol back on the Scottish throne for four more years. Robert (II), the future King of the Scots, was one of the Scottish commanders at the battle of Halidon Hill. ¹
The Battle of Otterburn took place some thirty miles north west of Newcastle upon Tyne where the tributary called the Otter Burn joins the River Rede. The Scots led by the Earl of Douglas had sent two armies into northern England and had agreed to meet near Newcastle.The Earl of Northumberland, now too old to take part in any fighting, sent his sons Henry Percy, known as Harry Hotspur, and Ralph Percy to deal with the invasion. When the armies met, Douglas and Hotspur agreed to single hand-to-hand combat, Hotspur lost this fight and attacked the Scots at their encampment. Although the Scots were initially surprised by the attack the English were defeated and both of the Percy brothers were captured. The Earl of Douglas was killed in the battle.
Robert II, King of the Scots died at the age of seventy-four and was succeeded by Robert III who ruled from 1390 to 1406. Robert II was buried at Scone Abbey. ¹
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