[DE BRUS FAMILY IN NORTH EAST ENGLAND - Before 1350
A FORGOTTEN BATTLE - Sept 20th 1319.
The Battle of Myton, outside Thirsk, is part of the Northern Campaign of 1319, during the Scottish War of Independence.
It was an unequal match between the battle hardened Scottish army under Lord James Douglas and an inexperienced Yorkshire militia force of prelates, farmers and locals under the Archbishop of York.
It was a crushing defeat for the English army and forced Edward ll to raise the siege of Berwick as he came south to the defence of his Queen, Queen Isabella, who was residing in York.
The Scots had fulfilled their objective of raising the siege of Berwick and so returned to Scotland, burning and raiding as they went.
Source. The Battlefields Trust Website. www.battlefieldstrust.com