Saturday, 13 June 2009

Day 27 - Ancrum Moor 2.jpg

This is a symbolic grave to the memory of the Battle of Ancrum Moor and the maiden Lilliard, who according to legend had both her legs cut off but continued to fight the English on her stumps.

On the 27 February 1545, close to this spot, a Scottish force under the Earls of Arran and Angus defeated a larger force led by the English captains Sir Ralph Every and Sir Brian Latoun, who were both killed.

The site is located just North of Ancrum, next to the ancient Roman road - Dere Street. Which is now heavily overgrown and is more of a meandering path.

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