English defeated by the Scots at Otterburn

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Historical Context Note

Scottish sources place the Battle of Otterburn on the 5 August 1388, however, ENglish sources disagree placing the battle on the 19 August 1388. The battle, part of the continuing border war between England and Scotland, was a victory for the Scots, led by James Douglas, 2nd Earl of Douglas, over Harry Hotspur, son of the Earl of Northumberland. Although a Scottish victory Douglas was killed in the battle.

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Editors. "English defeated by the Scots at Otterburn". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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