Battle of Boroughbridge, 16 March 1322

Troops loyal to Edward II, led by Andrew Harclay, defeated a rebel army led by Thomas, earl of Lancaster. Thomas felt he had been snubbed by Edward, and denied his true place as the king's main advisor, due to him as the king's cousin, and had found allies in the welsh marches, alienated by the actions of the king's favourites. By the time of Boroughbridge, Edward had defeated the marchers, leaving the northern rebels isolated. In the period before Boroughbridge, they had been moving north, away from the king. Thomas of Lancaster was executed after the battle, and a popular cult soon grew around him.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (22 August 2000), Battle of Boroughbridge, 16 March 1322, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_boroughbridge.html

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