…it is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom - for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.
Who was he?
Robert the Bruce © Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Well, for starters, he is a ruler which the history books remember; many regard Robert the Bruce as being Scotland's most successful monarch. He was a nobleman from the south west of the country, who gained his nation's crown and won the country independence in the early 14th century.