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Osprey Campaign 164 : Otterburn 1388 : Bloody Border Conflict

In his Chronicles, Froissart described Otterburn as 'the best fought and the most severe' battle of his time. Fought at Redesdale, in Northumberland, in August 1388, the battle originated from the ongoing war between the Scots and the English but rapidly descended into a personal feud between the Scottish clan, Douglas, and the aristocratic English family, Percy. This book details the events that led up to this clash on the borders, using all the contemporary sources, gives a full account of the battle and examines the opposing armies and their weaponry, as well as the personalities of Black Douglas and Henry 'Hotspur' Percy. Text by Peter Armstrong with illustrations by Stephen Walsh.

    Contents
  • Origins of the Campaign
  • Opposing Commanders
    The Scottish Commanders and the English Commanders
  • Opposing Armies
    The English Army and the Scottish Army
  • The Campaign
    Opposing Plans and the Invasion
  • The Battle of Otterburn
    Sources
    The Site of the Battle
    The Date of the Battle of Otterburn
  • The Aftermath
    The Battle of Humbleton Hill
  • The Battlefield Today

 

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