Alnwick, Battle of, 1093

THE BATTLE OF ALNWICK

THE BATTLE OF ALNWICK

13th November 1093

SUMMARY

This was a decisive battle fought between the attacking Scottish army led by King Malcolm Canmore and an English army led by King William II.

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BACKGROUND

After the Norman invasion and conquest of England in 1066, King Malcolm Canmore hoped to extend his territory by making gains in the North of England. He was unable to do this while William I was King but after his death in 1087 he decided to try again and made several forays into the Northern counties. A truce was drawn up in 1091 but Malcolm was unhappy with the terms. After negotiations with the English King failed to result in terms more pleasing to Scotland Malcolm decided to invade.

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LOCATION

Alnwick, Northumberland, England

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THE SCOTS

Led by
King Malcolm Canmore

Supported by
Malcolm’s son Edward

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THE ENGLISH

Led by
King William II

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RESULT

Decisive English victory. Both Malcolm Canmore and his son Edward were killed.

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CONSEQUENCE

William II secured Norman control over the North of England

 

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