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Robert the Bruce at Newbattle Abbey

In the lead up to the Declaration of Arbroath International Conference, which will be held at Newbattle Abbey College on 23-26 April 2020, Newbattle Abbey are delighted to be showing the film Robert the Bruce (cert 15).

Robert the Bruce is a hard-hitting historical epic covering the turbulent time after William Wallace’s victories depicted in Braveheart.

Scotland 1306, Robert the Bruce (Angus Macfadyen: Braveheart) crowns himself King and takes the ambition of Scotland’s freedom as his own. But he cannot overcome England’s power: defeated again and again, his army is scattered and Scotland’s nobility abandons him. Hunted, with a price on his head, he finds himself alone and wounded. The cause of freedom seems lost once more.

Hidden secretly in a secluded croft of a clan pledged to England, and close to death Robert is nursed back to life by a young widow and her orphaned children. His determination to do what is right, regardless of the cost, reinvigorates his passion to rise again. But it’s not revenge he desires. It’s freedom. Now.

Price of ticket includes cup of tea/coffee or juice. Beer, wine or prosecco will be available to buy, as well as popcorn! To sign up, visit the Eventbrite page here.

The showing of this film is in the lead up to the Declaration of Arbroath International Conference, which will also be held at Newbattle Abbey College on 23-26 April 2020.  The link to register for this conference and a copy of the programme, can be found on the website:  https://www.newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk/DOA/

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