Unformatted text preview: Robert I . The brother of Robert I, Edward Bruce , was crowned ineffectually king of Ireland in 1316. The young son of Robert I succeeded his father as David II and was in turn succeeded by his nephew, Robert II , son of Robert I's daughter Marjory and the first king of Scotland of the Stuart family. Bruce, Edward Bruce, Edward, d. 1318, Scottish king of Ireland, brother of Robert I of Scotland. He aided his brother in the war for independence from England and in 1315 was declared heir to Robert's throne. With Robert's approval he then invaded Ulster, to which he had some hereditary claim. He was crowned king of Ireland in 1316 and found many Irish allies against the Anglo-Irish rulers. However, he failed to consolidate his gains and was killed in battle in 1318....
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- Robert I of Scotland, Robert de Brus, Bruce Bruce, Scottish monarchs