Brave, but Stupid

On 13 July 1174, in the midst of the Revolt of 1173-74, King William of Scotland charged English troops at the Battle of Alnwick, shouting: “Now we shall see which of us are good knights!” He was almost immediately captured. William was taken in chains first to Newcastle, then to Northampton, and finally sent to Falaise in Normandy while Henry II of England sent troops … Continue reading Brave, but Stupid