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Keen to avenge the defeat of Flodden and resist English attempts to force Scotland to implement religious reforms, James V ordered a large scale invasion of Cumbria. A large force of 18,000 men crossed into England but the campaign ended on the same day it started with a decisive defeat at the Battle of Solway Moss (1542).
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At the Battle of Preston (1715), an Anglo-Scottish Jacobite army was engaged by Government forces. Fought within the confines of the town itself, the Jacobites mounted a spirited defence successfully repelling the first assaults on their lines. However, as more Government troops arrived they had little choice but to surrender.
The Battle of the Standard (1138), which is also known as the Battle of Northallerton, was an attempt by David I to exploit the dynastic power struggle in England between Stephen and Matilda. Seeking to wrest additional territory, David invaded northern England in Summer 1138 but was engaged and defeated by an army raised by Thurstan, Archbishop of York.