Dryfe Sands 1593

 
 
 
 
 
 
The Battle of Dryfe Sands
6th December 1593
 
by
 
Stephen Maggs
 
For over half a century the Maxwell and Johnstone clans waged a bitter feud with each other and during the late sixteenth century vied for the supremacy of the Scottish West March (Dumfriesshire area, south-west Scotland).  In December 1593 the eighth Lord Maxwell decided to put an end to the matter  once and for all, little knowing that his action would lead to Scotland's largest, bloodiest clan battle ever know.
 
Battle Location
 
Along the Dryfe River between Lochmaben and Lockerbie
 
Army Strength
 
The Nithsdale Army, under Lord John Maxwell 2,000 men
 
The Annandale Army, under Lord James Johnstone 600 to 800 men
 
Victors
 
The Annandale Army
 
Details
 
 P/B, maps, photographs, commanders lists, visiting the battlefield, 40 pages
 
PRICE
 
£6.50 postage included.
 
 
 
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