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Robert the Bruce.

The King of Scots prudently refrained from making any attempt on the strong city of York, but contented himself by harrying all the surrounding country, carrying his arms as far as Beverley in the East Riding, from which town he exacted a heavy indemnity. The archiepiscopal registers bear their testimony to the great losses sustained by the religious houses, and to the consequent dispersion of several convents of nuns. Finally, about Christmastide, the Scots withdrew from the third invasion of of England undertaken during the year 1322.



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