This gorgeous Chess set commemorates the patriotic quest of Robert the Bruce, King of Scots, to free his land of foreign domination reached its climax at the Battle of Bannockburn on 24th June 1314. By the summer of 1314 only Stirling Castle remained in the grip of Scotlands English overlords. It was just south of here at the Burn (or small stream) at Bannock that the Scottish army prepared for the the decisive set-piece battle against the army of King Edward II of England.
The Battle of Bannockburn was featured in the Academy Award(R)-winning Movie Braveheart, starring Mel Gibson.
Pieces only. Chess board not included, but sold separately.
ALL STUDIO ANNE CARLTON CHESSMEN ARE MADE FROM POLYRESIN, WHICH IS A CRUSHED STONE COMPOSITE. IT HAS THE LOOK, FEEL AND WEIGHT OF STONE, BUT THE DURABILITY OF A PLASTIC, MAKING IT THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.