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GEORGE DUNBAR (d. 1420)

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 687 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GEORGE DUNBAR (d. 1420), loth earl of Dunbar and 3rd earl of March, great-nephew of the 8th earl and warden of the marches, accompanied Douglas in his foray into England in 1388, and commanded the Scots after Otterburn. He after-wards quarrelled with the Douglases, because his daughter was passed over in favour of a daughter of Archibald, " the Grim Earl of Douglas," as wife for David, duke of Rothesay, son of Robert III. When Douglas seized March's lands the latter fled to England, where he was welcomed by Henry IV., to whom he was related. He fought on the English side at Homildon Hill; and, having revealed to Henry the defection of the Percies, who were in league with Douglas and Owen Glendower, he fought against those allies at the battle of Shrewsbury (July 23, 1403). Becoming reconciled with Douglas, he returned to Scotland in 1409, and was restored to his earldom by the regent Albany. He died in 1420.
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