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Battle of the Standard

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The Battle of the Standard took place on 22 August 1138 near Northallerton in Yorkshire. English levies of Yorkshire and the north Midlands, who arrayed themselves round a chariot carrying the consecrated banners of St Peter of York, St John of Beverley, St Wilfrid of Ripon and St Cuthbert of Durham, defeated the Scottish army under King David I.

It was quite unusual as it was the only battle in which the Scots attacked from the south.

Original text from 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica

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