The Chronicle of London

Rex Edwardius Tertius


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John Mokkyng. Andr' Aubrey.

The same yere kyng Edward beseged the town and castell of Berewyk: and upon seynt Margerets even the Scottes in wondyr grete noumbre comen for to remove the sege, with whom the kyng fought and discomtyted them: and there were sclayn of the Scottes viij erels and a m and ccc knyghtes and squyers, and of footfolk mo thanne xxxv m: and of Englysshmen there were dede a knyght and a squyere and xij footfolke. And so on seynt Margarete day the town and the castell were yolde to the kyng, in the yere of oure lord a mcccxxxj.

In this year king Edward besieged the town and castle of Berwick: and on St. Margaret's Eve [19 July] the Scots, in wondrous great numbers came to lift the siege, and the king fought and defeated them: And there were amongst the Scots slain eight earls, one thousand three hundred knights and more than thirty-five thousand footmen: the English slain being only one knight and a squire, and twelve footmen. And so on St Margaret's Day [20 July] the town and castle yielded to the king, in the year of our lord 1331

Again, the dates seem to be off. The seige of Berwick by Edward III occurs in 1333. The battle refered to is the Battle of Halidon Hill, which takes place on 19 July, and the capitulation of Berwick on the 20th July.

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