This Day in History: 1384-04-03

On 3rd April 1384, John of Gaunt, lord of Pontefract, and his brothers, Thomas, Earl of Buckingham, and Edmund, Earl of Cambridge, wove their way to Edinburgh with 4,000 men to deal with a Scottish incursion by the Earls of Douglas and March who had taken Lochmaben Castle in Annandale. Unable to meet the withdrawing Scots in open battle, the campaign was abandoned and Gaunt retreated to Durham by the 23rd of the month.