Battle o Neville's Cross

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Battle o Neville's Cross
Pairt o the Hunder Years' War an the Seicont War o Scots Unthirldom
Battle o Neville's Cross frae a 15t-century Froissart manuscript (BN MS Fr. 2643).
Date17 October 1346
LocationNeville's Cross, wast o Durham, Ingland
Result Inglis veectory
Royal Arms of the Kingdom of Scotland.svg Kinrick o Scotland Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg Kinrick o Ingland
Commanders an leaders
Royal Arms of the Kingdom of Scotland.svg Keeng David II (POW)
Moray Coat of Arms.svg John Randolph, 3rd Yerl o Moray 
Douglas Arms 3.svg William Douglas, Laird o Liddesdale (POW)
Neville arms.svg Laird Ralph Neville
Modern arms of Percy.svg Laird Henry Percy
Arms of the Archbishop of York.svg William Zouche[1]
12,000 6,000–7,000
Casualties an losses
1,000- 3,000 killt[2] an mony capturt includin David himsel. Verra few killt[3]
Battle o Neville's Cross is located in Ingland
Battle o Neville's Cross
Location within England

The Battle o Neville's Cross teuk place less nor hauf a mile tae the wast o Durham, Ingland, on 17 October 1346, within sicht o the Cathedral.[4] The battle wis the result o the invasion o France bi Ingland whaurupon, unner the terms o the Auld Alliance, the Scots invasion o northren Ingland wis required in the Hunder Years' War an the Seicont War o Scots Unthirldom. The battle endit wi the rout o the Scots an the captur o thair king, David II o Scotland. Naewistaundin the Scots defeat, this saicrifeece is generally regairdit as crucial tae the langer-term goal o securin Inglis recogneetion o Scots unthirldom.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Tate, George, The History of the Borough, Castle, and Barony of Alnwick, Vol. 1, (Henry Hunter Blair, 1866), 124.
  2. Rollason and Prestwich, p. 26
  3. Rollason and Prestwich, p. 140
  4. Prestwich, Michael, and D. W. Rollason. The Battle of Neville's Cross, 1346. Stamford: Shaun Tyas for the North-East England History Institute, 1998.

Coordinates: 54°46′34″N 1°35′50″W / 54.77599°N 1.5971°W / 54.77599; -1.5971