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  1. Halidon Hill

    Halidon Hill is a summit, about 2 miles west of the centre of Berwick-upon-Tweed, on the border of England and Scotland. It reaches 600 feet high. The name of the hill indicates that it once had a fortification on its top. At the Battle of Halidon Hill in 1333, Edward III of England used longbowmen on the heights of the hill to defeat the Scottish army led by Archibald the "Tyneman" Douglas, Regent of Scotland.

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  1. Halidon Hill

    an eminence in Northumberland, on the Tweed, 2 m. from Berwick, the scene of a bloody battle in 1333 between the English and Scots, to the defeat of the latter.


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