Men's Clan Bruce Crest Badge T-Shirt in Black. AVAILABLE IN SIZES M-XXXL.
Large two color crest badge on back of shirt with small one color chest print that reads Clan Bruce with Crossed Claymore Swords and Targe below.
Printed on 100% Pre Shrunk Cotton T-Shirt.
The circular belt has the Motto of the Chief of the Clan inscribed in it. Within the belt is the crest of the Clan Chief. The belt and buckle denote the clansman.
Crest: A lion stantan Azure armed and langued Gules.
Motto: Fuimus (We Have Been, latin)
The Clansman's Crest Badge is the most powerful emblem of your Clan Bruce Heritage. Displaying this badge is a symbol of your allegiance to your clan. The perfect gift for any Bruce descendant.
"Cuimhnich air na daoine o'n d'thaining thu" - Remember the men from whom you are descended.
Clan Bruce (Scottish Gaelic: Clann Brus) is a Scottish clan from Kincardine in Scotland. It was a Royal House in the 14th century, producing two kings of Scotland.
The name Bruce comes from the French 'de Brus' or 'de Bruis', a land now called Brix, situated between Cherbourg and Valognes in Normandy, France. The first of this family on record, in Great Britain, was Robert de Brus, a knight of Normandy who came to England with William the Conqueror. After the victory over King Harold in 1066, at the Battle of Hastings William sent Robert to the northern parts of England. Before the end of William the Conqueror's reign, Brus owned no less than 94 lordships in Yorkshire. Both the English and Scots lines descend from this Robert.
With the abdication of John Balliol, Scotland was effectively without a monarch. Robert the Bruce swore allegiance to Edward at Berwick-upon-Tweed but breached this oath when he joined the Scottish revolt the following year. In the summer of 1297 he again swore allegiance to Edward in what is known as the Capitulation of Irvine. Bruce appears to have sided with the Scots during the Battle of Stirling Bridge but when Edward returned victorious, to England after the Battle of Falkirk, Bruce's lands of Annandale and Carrick were exempted from the lordships and lands which Edward assigned to his followers. Bruce, it seems, was seen as a man whose allegiance might still be won. Bruce and John Comyn (a rival for the throne) succeeded William Wallace as Guardians of Scotland, but their rivalry threatened the stability of the country. A meeting was arranged at Greyfriars Church in Dumfries, neutral ground. Bruce stabbed Comyn through the heart, and as a result was excommunicated by Pope Clement V. Robert the Bruce was crowned at Scone, Perthshire in 1306. Robert led the Scottish army at the Battle of Bannockburn where the English were defeated.