Battle(s) of Lanark

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June 1073    King Maelmuir defeats the Norwegians at the battle of Lanark and drives them from Strathclyde.

May 1297;   William Wallace led an uprising against the English and killed Sheriff William Heselrig.

 

Also known as the Action at Lanark


1363;     At the 1st battle of Nisbet in 1355 John Halyburton of Dirleton was killed while helping Ramsay of Dalhousie, Dunbar of Dunbar castle and William Douglas (later 1st Earl of Douglas) of Tantallon castle defeat the English garrison from Norham castle. Surprisingly, a few years later in 1363 Douglas and Dunbar turned on the Halyburtons and seized Dirleton castle in their first steps of rebellion against King David II of Scots for his attack on Kildrummy castle. This led to the battle of Lanark where Douglas and Dunbar were defeated by King David and forced to sue for peace. Dirleton was then returned to the Halyburtons.

 

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