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Robert I (July 11, 1274 – June 7, 1329), popularly known as Robert the Bruce, was King of Scots from 1306 until his death in 1329. Robert was one of the most famous warriors of his generation, eventually leading Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence against England. He fought successfully during his reign to regain Scotland's place as an independent nation, and is today remembered in Scotland as a national hero.

Although he never existed during the times of movies, he made an animated appearance in the Disney 1948 movie, So Dear to My Heart when during his defeat by the English, he was singing Stick-to-it-ivity after witnessing a spider trying to build its web over and over again and while leading his men to battle for a third time against the English after the spider encouraged him to do so and finally, claiming victory based on a true historical Scottish event.

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  • In the real historical event, Robert Bruce witnessed the spider's web efforts done 3 times in a mountain cave on top of him and the spider was in fact a female, thus, encouraging the king to fight for the 7th time against the English.


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