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Battle of Hedgeley Moor (Cheviotside)

The Battle of Hedgeley Moor was fought in 1464 during the Wars of the Roses. James III of Scotland had sent ambassadors to speak to Edward IV at York and George Neville, Lord Montague, was sent to lead them through Northumberland, which was held by his enemies, the Lancastrians. Among the Lancastrians was Sir Ralph Percy, who with his supporters attempted to attack Montague at Hedgeley Moor. However, Montague defeated his attackers and Sir Ralph was killed.

Reference number:N3064
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Cheviotside
Local History of Cheviotside

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