Battle of Homildon Hill

Reconstruction of the sacking of Newcastle (1402) by the Scots prior to the battle of Homildon Hill. The mounted horsemen left to right are Archibald 4th Earl of Douglas of Threave castle, George the 'Red' Douglas 1st Earl of Angus of Tantallon castle, Ramsay of Dalhousie castle near Bonnyrigg, then Sinclair with Stewart of Albany's son from Doune castle behind.  Andrew Sprat.

1402 (14 Sep) Homildon Hill 
now Humbleton Hill 1¬m nw Wooler, Northumberland 
Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland bt Archibald Douglas 

In 1402, Archibald, 4th Earl of Douglas, was tried and acquitted of the murder of David Stuart , Duke of Rothesay, heir apparent to the throne. Later that year Douglas led a Scottish army against the English and was taken prisoner by Sir Henry Percy at Homildon Hill. 

 

  Homildon Hill

Battle of Homildon Hill, 1402, Image by Andrew Spratt

 

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