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The Battle of Annan
, known in the sources as the Camisade of Annan
took place on December 16, 1332. It took place at Annan, Dumfries and Galloway
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. In it the Bruce loyalist supporters of King David II of Scotland
David II was King of Scots from 7 June 1329 until his death.-Early life:...
surprised Edward Balliol
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and his supporters while they were in bed, and completely threw them out of Scotland. The Bruce loyalists were led by Sir Archibald Douglas
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, supported by John Randolph, 3rd Earl of Moray
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, the Steward, the future Robert II of Scotland
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, and Simon Fraser
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, ed. Skene, Edinburgh 1880. http://www.archive.org/details/liberpluscarden01unkngoog