The Great Siege of Berwick-upon-Tweed culminated in the Battle of Halidon Hill fought to the north of the town on 19th July, 1333. This conflict pitted a newly enthrone Edward III of England against a mighty Scottish host. In this online event, local historian Jim Herbert will talk about the circumstances that led to the Scottish Wars of Independence and discuss the details and outcome of this most significant of battles. There will be the opportunity for a question and answer session afterwards.
About the author
Jim Herbert worked at Berwick Museum and Art Gallery for over twenty years. He now writes blog posts for Berwick Time Lines, conducts guided tours around Berwick and gives talks. He finds all periods of the Berwick’s history fascinating but his great love is Berwick Castle and the medieval walls which he has studied meticulously for many years.