Battle of Solway Moss

  • Description

    "Given the overwhelming odds against them, with just 3000 troops to match a Scottish raiding force of perhaps as many as 18000, one might have expected the English to withdraw behind the defences of Carlise and prepare for a siege. But the English commander, Wharton, was an experienced, skilled and confidant leader and he preferred open battle. Trusting to his lancers, he led out his troops from Carlisle to confront the Scots, who were pillaging and burning through the 'debatable lands', which lay along the border immediately beyond the river Esk....."
  • Owner

    Battlefields Trust
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/medieval/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=40
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Edmund Anon
    Last modified: 3 years ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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