This week – 27 April 1296

The Scots were defeated by English at Dunbar. Though the castle belonged to the Patrick, earl of Dunbar or March, who was in English allegiance, his wife was a Comyn and supported the Scots, allowing them to occupy the castle. The English were under the command of John de Warenne, earl of Surrey and father-in-law of King John Balliol. Though a decisive defeat, there were not many casualties. However, several leading nobles were taken prisoner, including the earls of Buchan, Atholl, Ross and Menteith.

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