Loudoun Hill, battle of

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Loudoun Hill, battle of, 1307. After the defeat at Methven in 1306, Robert I Bruce fled and his followers were savagely treated. He resumed campaigning the following spring and on 10 May inflicted a sharp defeat on a superior force under Aymer de Valence at Loudoun Hill, near Kilmarnock. The initiative Bruce had regained was reinforced when Edward I died in July 1307.

J. A. Cannon