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Battle of Newburn

The Battle of Newburn took place in 1640 during the Bishops' Wars. Scottish Covenanters planted guns to protect them while fording the river Tyne near Newburn in Northumberland, after which they defeated the English on the Durham side of Newburn at Stellaheugh, and subsequently occupied Newcastle upon Tyne. The name of Scotswood, one of the villages between Newburn and Newcastle, commemorates one of the Scottish positions.


Original text from 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica