Otterburn 1388

Bloody border conflict

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Osprey's examination of the Battle of Otterburn, which was part of the continuous Anglo-Scottish border conflicts. 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.

Table of 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

Product details

Published Mar 28 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841769806
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 18 b/w; 56 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 164
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Peter Armstrong

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