Battle of Homildon Hill, 14 September 1402

Battle in which an English force led by Henry Percy, 'Hotspur', caught a Scottish raiding force led by the 4th earl of Douglas. 'Hotspur' defeated the Scots, and captured Douglas.

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Hotspur – Sir Henry Percy & The Myth of Chivalry, John Sadler. Interesting biography of ‘Hotspur’ looking at the reality behind Shakespeare’s rival to the young Henry V and how the real Henry Percy fitted into the brutal situation on the Anglo-Scottish border during his life, as well as his wider career. Paints a picture of a very different man to Shakespeare’s Hotspur, but almost certainly a much more accurate picture of this experienced border aristocrat (Read Full Review)
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (28 August 2000), Battle of Homildon Hill, 14 September 1402, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_homildon.html

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