Topics > Historical Periods > Middle Ages (1154 to 1485 AD) > 13th Century > 1296
In North East England:
- In 1296 a wooden, 135 ft long galley ship was constructed at the mouth of the Lort Burn, a tributary to the River Tyne, in Newcastle. The ship cost £205, and is the earliest record of shipbuilding in Newcastle.
- Berwick upon Tweed was captured by the English on 30th March 1296, as the first significant battle of the 'First War of Scottish Independence'.
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