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Gone and long forgotten: Robert the Bruce’s overlooked brother Edward

Chris Pine stars as father of Scottish independence in new film as Edward’s legacy is reduced to a pub’s wifi password
Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce in Outlaw King. Photograph: Netflix

People with successful older siblings may recognise the phenomenon: you grow up, leave home, fight your own battles, win a big promotion, even become top in your field, and still find yourself in your sibling’s shadow.

Spare a thought, then, for Edward Bruce, younger brother of Robert the Bruce, the father of Scottish independence. Edward opened a second front against the English by invading Ireland, where he forged a pan-Gaelic alliance, won a string of victories and was crowned high king of Ireland before his death at

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