English defeated by the Scots at Otterburn

(65 words)
  • Editors

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.

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.

Citation:
Editors. "English defeated by the Scots at Otterburn". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=9571, accessed 03 September 2015.]