The events of the ballads center around the Battle of Otterburn (1388), a border skirmish between Sir Henry “Hotspur” Percy (English) and James, Earl of Douglas (Scottish). The Scottish won the day, but the battle cost Douglas his life. This famous ballad probably originated in the early 15th century.3
THE PERCY out of Northumberland, An avow to God made he That he would hunt in the mountains Of Cheviot within days three, In the maugre of doughty Douglas, And all that e’er with him be.
I recently had the honour of shooting the wedding of two good friends of mine, Keanan and Marie. We were shooting in and around a big prairie thunderstorm (complete with hail!), which provided some wonderful atmosphere.
Soldiers of the First Battalion, the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, 4th Mechanized Brigade, training with the 2nd Regiment of the French Foreign Legion as part of Exercise Border Storm in Otterburn Ranges, Northumberland. June 2, 2014.
A soldier of the 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment is pictured carrying a General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) during Exercise Border Storm at the Otterburn Training Ranges in Northumberland.