Sir Guiscard Harbottle

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    Amongst those of note killed on the English side at the Battle of Flodden was Sir Guiscard (Wynchard) Harbottle, Constable of Prudhoe Castle and son of Sir Ralph Harbottle of Beamish and Lady Margaret Percy. From page 369 of Archaeologia Aeliana, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity, Volume 16. "Bravery of King James IV." 'The king was challenged by Guiscard Harbottle, a young man of great strength; the archbishop was met by Surrey himself, by whose side lord Darcy's son engaged Maxwell. The proud lord Latimer fought with Herries, lord Conyers with old earl Douglas. By this time the Scottish left had been entirely defeated by lord Dacre and the admiral, and the king, roused to fury, struck Guiscard Harbottle so heavy a blow with both hands on the shoulder that it descended on his side and left him lifeless on the ground.
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