Halidon Hill was A major battle of the Scottish war of independence in 1333 A.D. and it was the first battle of England’s greatest warrior king and tactician Edward III.
Edward III reigned for fifty years restoring order and stability along with peoples faith in the crown and kingdom of England after the chaos under his fathers reign that delivered rebellion and civil war in England plus border raids in the North and war with Scotland.
Robert the Bruce inflicted a crushing defeat on his rival Edward II and England In the battle of Bannockburn in 1314 A.D. which gave Scotland momentum in the quest for Scottish independence which was achieved in 1328 A.D.
Edward III in 1330 A.D. threw off the control of his regents Roger Mortimer and Isabella the she wolf is Mother and vowed to restore order in the North and borders by reducing the power and threat of the Bruce regime in Scotland.
He first backed the disinherited lords and Edward Baliol in his quest to be crowned King of Scotland.
It was first Dupplin Moor in 1332 A.D. and later Halidon Hill in 1333 A.D. that provided the English army and Edward III with a blueprint for their future battles and campaigns in France from 1337 A.D. known today as the hundred years war.
Edward III claimed the French throne against Philip VI from the cadet Valois family in France and he pushed his own claim being a closer direct blood relative to the last Capetian king of France Charles IV via his mother Isabella the she wolf of France.
Explore the history and build up towards the battle of Halidon Hill IN 1333 A.D. and to the period after Halidon Hill that saw the beginning of the the hundred year war with France.
Complex Anglo- Norman politics and relations influenced and created opportunities for the ambitious barons and elites in both Scotland and England many held lands in both kingdoms whilst others controlled lands in the Welsh Borderlands and Ireland further complicating the politics and the alliances forged by all.
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