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Battle of Halidon Hill (1333)

The Battle of Halidon Hill was a major battle of the Second War of Scottish Independence fought between the English led by their king Edward III and the Scottish forces under leadership of Sir Archibald Douglas, regent for David II near Berwick on July 19, 1333. The Scots suffered severe defeat despite being superior in number, while Sir Archibald Douglas has been killed in the battle. Berwick surrendered to Edward III one day after later, while his protege Edward Baliol has been reinstated as King of Scotland. David II of Scotland went into exile in France.

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