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31 March

Coat of arms of Robert de Brus, 5th lord of Annandale

31 March 1295: The death at Lochmaben Castle of Scoto-Norman nobleman Robert de Brus, 5th Lord of Annandale, the son of Robert de Brus, 4th Lord of Annandale and Isobel of Huntingdon. He gained additional estates in England by Henry III as a reward for his support during the Second Barons’ War and was able to secure the marriage of his son Robert to the widowed Marjorie, Countess of Carrick. Robert was a competitor for the Scottish crown during the Great Cause 1290-92.

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