The Chronicle of London

Rex Edwardius Tertius


John Pounteney, m'.
Rob't of Ely. Tho's Harewold.

In this year Edward Bailloil, the sone of John Bailloil sumtime kyng of Scotlond, come to Engelond chalangynge his right heritage of the kyngdom of Scotlond, and arreyved at Dounfermelyne; where, fest be the abbeye, ii m Englysshmen scomfited and xi m Scottes1. In the same yere Sire Roger Mortymer was hanged upon a theves galowes, on seynt Andrew even, in the yere of oure lord a mcccxxx

In this year Edward Balloil, son of John Balloil (sometime king of Scotland), came to England pursuing his claim to the kingdom of Scotland, and arrived at Dunfermlin; where, close to the abbey, two thousand Englishmen defeated eleven thousand Scottes. In the same year Sir Roger Mortimer was hanged upon a thieves gallows, on the eve of St. Andrew [29 November], in the year of our lord 1330.

1: While Edward Balliol may have been raising troops in England in 1330, he does not arrive in Scotland until 1332. The battle described here is the Battle of Dupplin Moor, which takes place on the 10th of August, 1332

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