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King Edward I sacked Berwick Upon Tweed - On this day in history

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The forces of Edward I of England of England sacked the town of Berwick on Tweed on 30 March 1296, with the loss of around 15,000 townspeople.

The attack was the start of Edward's campaign against Scotland and  Berwick was chosen because of its status as a key port.

Further reading

A Great and Terrible King: King Edward I and the Founding of Britain by Marc Morris

QUICK LINK: History Scotland's kings & queens archive


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