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  • John Gordon, of Ogilvy (c.1533 - 1562)
    "Corriche 1562, The Battle of Corrichie took place around Meikle Tap in 1562, between George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly and James Stuart, the new Earl of Moray (half-brother to Mary Queen of Scots). ...
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  • George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly (1513 - 1562)
    George Gordon, fourth Earl of Huntly, “the most powerful subject in Scotland, “who was killed at Corrichie, near Aberdeen in 1562. (Apparently the cause of death is now determined to have...

Battle of Corrichie


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Date: 28 October 1562

Location: Meikle Tap, Corrichie, Aberneenshire


Queen Mary's forces:

  • Strength: 2000
  • Losses: None

Earl of Huntly's forces:

  • Clan Gordon
  • Clan Brodie
  • Strength: 500
  • Losses: 120 killed and 100 captured

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Queen Mary's forces

Earl of Huntly's forces





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  • Scotland - The History of a Nation by Magnus Magnusson