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Battle Name : Otterburn

Date(s) : 19 August 1388

Part of : Anglo-Scottish Wars ,

Outcome : A victory for Scottish Army[Douglas] over English Army [Percy]

Type of battle : Land


A strong raiding party under the Earl of Douglas was returning to Scotland when Henry Percy [Hotspur] caught up with it. In an evening/night time engagement the English archers were ineffective. Although Douglas was killed both Hotspur and his brother Ralph were captured and the English force retreated.