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Balliol, Edward (King of Scotland 1332) (b.1283 - d.1364)
Edward Balliol arrived in London and asked for men and money for Edward's French war.
King Robert the first of Scotland died and was followed by David the second. David was only 5 years old and so Edward Balliol claimed his right to the throne being the son of John who was king of Scotland from 1292 to 1296.
Edward Balliol took a small army of men, including archers, into Scotland to take back the Scottish throne.
With help from English archers Edward Balliol forwarded his right to the Scottish throne by defeating the Scots fighting for the young King David II at Dupplin Moor. Many Scots were killed in the batlle including the Earl of Mar and King David's uncle Lord Robert Bruce.
Edward Balliol was crowned king of Scotland at Scone but was quickly forced over the border back to England prompting Edward III's assaults.
Edward Balliol's fortunes changed when he was overthrown and had to flee to England.
Montagu, an English Baron, took control of the Isle of Man from Scotland. From that time the island has been associated with England.
Edward Balliol granted England control of parts of southern Scotland.
Edward III, assisted by Balliol, moved up through Scotland. There was a chance that the French would invade while the King was in the North as Philippe VI had sent ships to help the Scottish cause.
Edward Balliol was forced to leave Scotland when David II returned from France to claim the Scottish throne.
After the defeat of David II of Scotland at Neville's Cross Edward Balliol had attempted to claim the Scottish throne but eventually decided to surrender his title as King of the Scots to Edward III and accept a pension in return.