battle of Myton

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While Edward II was besieging Berwick in 1319, Robert I Bruce sent Sir James Douglas and the earl of Moray on a raid, deep into Yorkshire. They were confronted at Myton‐on‐Swale, just east of Boroughbridge, by a scratch army hastily collected by William Melton, archbishop of York. The Scots routed their opponents and Edward abandoned the siege. So many clerics joined the archbishop that the episode was known sardonically as the Chapter of Myton.

Subjects: British History.

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