The kingdom of england and the kingdom of scotland fought dozens of battles with each other they fought typically over land particularly berwick upon tweed and the anglo scottish border frequently changed as a result prior to the establishment of the two kingdoms in the 10th and 9th centuries their predecessors the northumbrians and the picts or dal riatans also fought a number of battles. The battle was the heaviest defeat ever experienced by a scottish army with the slaughter of the king and the flower of scottish nobility at least ten earls countless lords and an estimated death toll of 10000 scots from the highlands and the lowlands. 1303 battle of roslin scotlands bloodiest battle and one of the greatest victories in the wars of independence eight thousand scots led by sinclair fraser and red comyn defeated 30000 invading english the scots used their knowledge of the surrounding landscape to pull off the remarkable victory roslin is a couple of miles south of edinburgh. Scottish battles melrose to glenfruin 24th july 1526 battle of melrose the young james v was being held under the so called protection of his step father archibald 6th earl of angus and various members of the scottish nobility and sir walter scott of buccleuch was determined to free him. Scottish battles the wars of independence 1296 17th march 1328 the first war of scottish independence began when king john balliol of scotland refused to support king edward i of england in his french campaign
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