The County Feuds 1315 - 1323

Perhaps the shortest page on my website so far.

 

However, this is the earliest mention of any form of military action mentioning the local area.

Clayton le Woods and the surrounding area seems to found themselves in the path of hostile feuds between some of the county families and dragging in the wider political conflicts of England,  Thomas Plantagenet, Earl of Lancaster and his cousin King Edward II.

 

A revolt led by Sir Adam Banaster against the Earl's chief household official,  Sir Robert de Holland ending up with a battle lost within an hour at Deepdale, Preston on the edge of Fulwood forest

 

Clayton le Woods is the scene of an execution of one of the rebels, Roger de Lever who had been caught at Ainsworth after the rebels began to flee. 

 

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