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Solway Moss, battle of

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft

in A Dictionary of British History

Third edition


Published online July 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191758027

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1542.

When war broke out in August 1542 between Henry VIII and his nephew James V of Scotland, an English raid was defeated at Hadden Rig. James then assembled a large army for a counter‐stroke towards Carlisle. His troops under Oliver Sinclair moved south along the Esk valley. On 24 November, at Solway Moss, they were surprised and routed by a much smaller English force, led by ...

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Subjects: British History

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