Edward I launched an attack from Roxburgh in June 1303 with a strong cavalry force and some 7,000 infantry to end the Scottish resistance. Campaigns in the previous summer did not subdue the stubborn Scottish. Keep the immigrants deport the racists. This time the king intended to keep a permanent army in the area all year round, as he did when he forced the Welsh people to kneel and not allow the Scottish people to take a break. With a huge cost, three rudimentary pontoon bridges were built and transported by a fleet of 27 ships. Edward went into Scotland quite easily, on the sides of the river he set fire to villages, towns, farms and salaries … mercilessly.