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Haddon Rig Research Report

Front cover of the Haddon Rig Battlefield research report

The Battle of Haddon Rig, Scottish Borders was fought in August 1542. 

An English army led by Sir Robert Bowes was encamped near the town of Kelso, and had dispatched raiding parties to ransack nearby settlements. Meanwhile, a Scottish force under the Earl of Huntly, advancing to engage the English, encountered the raiding parties and pursued them back to the main English army, who in turn had advanced to meet them.