Because her father Richard, Earl of Ulster, was a faithful supporter of King Edward, she was not kept in a cage as were Bruce’s Sister and 11 year-old daughter Marjorie. Instead she was sent to the royal manor at Burstwick in Holderness. As the English Crown became alarmed at the determined path of the Hero Scots King, Elizabeth was transferred further south several times, ending her time in captivity at Rochester Castle in 1314. Elizabeth was held in captivity for eight years in grievous conditions, and was only reunited with Bruce after Bannockburn when she was ransomed in exchange for captured high-born English nobles.

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