Battle of Loudun Hill, May 1307
Battle early in the reign of Edward II at which his forces in Scotland, led by Aymer de Valence, earl of Pembroke, were defeated by Robert de Bruce. Bruce, who was apparently heavily outnumbered. He prepared his position to force Pembroke to attack on a narrow front, and arrayed his men in a tightly packed line of spearmen. If Pembroke had used his archers, he could have destroyed Bruce's tightly packed forces, but instead he ordered a cavalry charge, which was repulsed with great losses, after which he withdrew.
Battles of the Anglo-Scottish Wars
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