battle of Boroughbridge

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Thomas of Lancaster, in rebellion against Edward II and the Despensers, retreated into Yorkshire to join the Scots. At Boroughbridge, on 16 March 1322, he found the crossing of the Ure blocked by a strong force of archers commanded by Sir Andrew Harcla, sheriff of Cumberland. Lancaster, who surrendered, was executed for treason.

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