Graham, of Abercorn, 9th Earl of M

 

Basic Information

Name
Sir John Graham, of Abercorn, 9th Earl of Menteith
Birth
Death
28 Feb 1347
London, Middlesex, England
Time In Service
From: Not Specified
To: Not Specified

Affiliation

Allegiance
Scotland
Branch of Service
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Rank
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Unit(s)
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Specialty
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Current Status
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Service Record

War
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Battle(s)
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Honors & Awards

Award(s)
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Battle of Neville's Cross

The battle of Neville’s Cross, between Scottish and English forces, took place on 17th October 1346, on moorland just to the west of Durham. The two armies clashed on the narrow ridge close to Neville's Cross. The English had already chosen the best ground before the Scots could assemble their army and so the invaders found themselves severely disadvantaged by the terrain. Despite the battle being evenly balanced for a time, the Scots were out manoeuvred and gradually fled the field, all but abandoning their King.

The battle of Neville’s Cross was disastrous for the Scots. Not only was their King captured and imprisoned and many men lost, but the following year the English pursued their advantage and were able to occupy almost the whole of Scotland south of the Forth and the Clyde.

The battlefield is extensively developed on the eastern side, though the area around Crossgate Moor (as shown on the modern Ordnance Survey Explorer map), on which some of the action may have taken place, ...   [ Read more » ]
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grlncali added this on 22 May 2012
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