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battle of Byland


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1322.

The victory of his supporters at Boroughbridge in March 1322 encouraged Edward II to undertake another campaign against the Scots in the summer. After besieging Berwick without success, he retired, pursued by Robert I Bruce. While the king was at Rievaulx abbey, Bruce's men attacked over the hills from Northallerton. They dispersed the royal rearguard at Old Byland on 14 October, but Edward escaped to York. A king of England in flight in his own country was mortifying.

Subjects: British History.


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