A major battle of the Scottish war of independence Halidon Hill in 1333 A.D. was also 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 after the chaos of 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 which gave Scotland momentum in the quest for Scottish independence which was achieved in 1328.
Edward III in 1330 threw off the control of his regents Roger Mortimer and Isabella the she wolf is Mother and vowed to restore order inn the North and reduce the power of the Bruce regime in Scotland.
He backed the disinherited lords and Edward Baliol in his quest to be crowned King of Scotland.
Dupplin Moor in 1332 and then Halidon Hill in 1333 provided the English with a blueprint for their future battles and campaigns in France from 1337 known today as the hundred years war.
Edward had claimed the French throne against Philip VI from the cadet Valois family in France and pushed his own claim being a closer blood relative to the old king of France via his mother Isabella the she wolf of France In the book we explore the history and build up towards the battle of Halidon Hill and also forwards to the period after Halidon Hill.
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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