Battle of Scotch Corner
There are two battles known as the Battle of Scotch Corner, one fought in the 1st century, and the other, more often called the Battle of Old Byland, in the 14th century.
The ancient battle of Scotch Corner
This took place at Stanwick St John in 69 or 71 AD. Venutius, king of the Brigantes, tried to prevent the Romans from taking over their lands. There were a number of large battles over the North of England but the Brigantes were finally defeated at the Battle of Scotch Corner. Whether there was actually a battle seems doubtful: no archeological evidence has been found. As the settlement was a somewhat sprawling collection of houses and cattle pens, it would have been hard to defend, and so it has been suggested that the Brigantes peacefully acquiesced to Roman Ninth legion.
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- "Rediscovering the lonely site of the Battle of Scotch Corner". Darlington and Stockton Times. Newsquest (North East) Ltd. Retrieved 2 January 2016.