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Homildon Hill

Battle Name : Homildon Hill

Date(s) : 14 September 1402

Part of : Anglo-Scottish Wars ,

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

Type of battle : Land


The Scots on a raid in strength reached Newcastle before turning for home. The Percys managed to interpose their force across the line of retreat. The English were massively outnumbered and could not hope to win a melée especially with the Scots holding the high ground. The English archers began to decimate the Scots from long range and when the Scots left their hill top to attack the archers retreated all the time keeping up a withering fire. The Scots broke and in flight were attacked by the hitherto unengaged mounted English men-at-arms.