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battle of Glenlivet


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1594.

Throughout the 1580s and 1590s, the catholic lords in Scotland were in touch with Philip II of Spain about an invasion to restore catholicism. In October 1594 Huntly and Erroll joined forces and on the 3rd defeated at Glenlivet a larger royalist force led by the inexperienced Argyll. But the rebels did not pursue their victory, and Spanish troops were not forthcoming.

Subjects: British History.


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