On the 23rd of April 1014 the Battle of Clontarf took place near Dublin, Ireland. And the Battle would have profound consequences for Orkney with the death in battle of Earl Sigurd II ‘the Stout’
On 16th of April 1746 the Jacobite army was defeated by the Hanoverians on the moor at Culloden, near Inverness.
The Battle of Herrings #OnThisDay
On the 12th of February 1429 The Battle of Herrings took place near Rouvray in France, just north of Orléans. England was at war with France.
The Orcadians Who Fought At Bannockburn
From the field at Bannockburn, a knight, clad in shining armour, rode with great haste, bringing the news of the victory to the north and onwards to the islands of Orkney.