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The Scottish Victory That Embarrassed King Charles I

When the Scots took Newcastle

Scots crossing the ford at the Battle of Newburn —James Grant, Public Domain

Three hundred eighty-one years ago, on August 28, 1640, Scottish Covenanters beat back the English at Newburn, a village just outside Newcastle. The Scottish Covenanter army of 20,000 people, led by Commander Alexander Leslie, defeated an English force of 5,000, led by Lord Conway. Both sides lost about 300 people, and the…

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Ryan Fan

Ryan Fan

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