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Sir Murdoch McArthur

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Photograph: Murdoch McArthur
Murdoch McArthur 1380'ss Scottish Lowland Noble I base a lot of my portrayal on the battle of Otterburn, August 1388 (date is subject to contention 5-19 exact date unknown) "The Battle of Otterburn is remembered as the fight where "a dead man won the field". A Scottish attack was made in Northumberland on Henry Percy and his estates, led by James Douglas, 2nd Earl of Douglas, on the 5 August 1388. During the fighting, Douglas was very badly wounded. He told his officers to hide him in a bush so that news of his mortal injuries would not sway the battle. The fighting continued brutally all through the night until Percy eventually recognized defeat and asked a Scots knight to whom he should surrender. The anonymously-written "Ballad of Otterburn" romantically relates the knight's reply:- Thou shalt not yield to lord nor loon, Nor yet shalt thou to me, But yield thee to the bracken bush Grows on yonder lilye-lee. The battle was won by the Scots, though Douglas was dead. Henry Percy was to be the source for Shakespeare's "Hotspur." My persona is Lowland Scottish nobility during the Hundred Years War (HYW), i'm also involved in the Marches Campaigns between the Douglases and Percys. During the HYW the Scots accepted French support when they wished to fight the English, getting French styles of armour, such as my Chartre's based arms. ON e such joint campaign resulted in the sacking of Edinburgh in 1385. Some Scots were also known to fight with the English against the French when it suited them. English styles of clothes and armour being common among the Scots as well, such as my Black Prince style spaulders. The Scot's did seem to have an affinity for tall back pointed bascinets, such as the one depicted in Sir Ralph Nevilles effiegy. As a good Scot, I would have been on the Douglas side at Otterburn. As likely as not siwitching sides at Shewsbury where Hotspur was killed. Murdoch is from the Region north of the Chevoit Hills, likely near Roxburg and Jedburgh Castles along the river Tweed. Lathonia and March converge in this area. Edinburgh and York are both within reasonable travel for tourney. Though formal deeds of arms during conflict were not unheard of in Scotland, as The Earl of Douglas captured Henry Hotspur's pennon in a duel outside Newcastle just before the Battle Of Otterburn in early August 1388. Two popes rule in the late 1380's Pope Urban VI and and Bonniface IX. Henry IV is king of England, Robert II is king of Scotland and Charles IV (The Mad) is King of France. Pic is from Combat of the 30 Pennsic 36 2007. Portrayal is that of a member of the order of the garter contemporary with my persona.
In addition to my Northshield awards I hold an AOA, Argent Shield, Argent Comet, Guiding hand from Meridies.  I have 3 children; Steel, Aurora, and John.


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Eastern Regional Deputy Armored Combat Marshal Kingdom of Northshield 9/20/2011 9/24/2012 12 months
Kingdom Armored Combat Marshal (KLO) Kingdom of Northshield 7/4/2012 5/18/2015 34 months

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