The Bruce Clan, sometimes spelled Bruces, is one of Scotland’s most famous clans, with a rich and storied history. The clan traces its lineage back to Robert de Brus, a Norman knight who accompanied William the Conqueror to England in the 11th century. The most renowned member of the Bruce Clan is Robert the Bruce, who became King Robert I of Scotland and played a pivotal role in the Scottish Wars of Independence against England. Robert the Bruce’s victory at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 secured Scotland’s independence and established him as one of Scotland’s greatest national heroes. The Bruce Clan continued to hold power and influence throughout the centuries. They were staunch supporters of the Scottish crown and participated in various conflicts, including the Jacobite uprisings. Today, the Bruce Clan is still active and holds a seat on the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs.