A head and shoulders image of King Robert the Bruce

Games - Castle Invaders

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During medieval times many towns were fortified against attack with high walls or ditches. When under attack the people within the walls could drop rocks and other objects onto the attackers below. The town of Berwick was such a town, surrounded by high stone walls. In 1296 King Edward of England laid siege to Berwick, and despite the efforts of the townspeople and the garrison of troops, the town fell to the invaders. Later in the Wars of Independence the castle of Dunbar was besieged by English troops and only a handful of people, led by Lady Agnes of Dunbar, were able to successfully defend the castle. Lady Agnes would taunt the attackers from the battlements and wipe the damage with her handkerchiefs. So hated by the invading army she earned the nickname 'Black Agnes' and songs and poems were written about her.