Berkhamsted Castle | Edward I takes Scottish prisoners

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1296: Edward I takes Scottish prisoners

King Edward I of England invades Scotland after John Balliol, King of Scots forms an alliance with France. Following the Battle of Dunbar on 28 April 1296, victorious Edward takes many high-status prisoners. A number of Scottish knights are brought south and imprisoned in Berkhamsted Castle.


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