This Day in History: 1294-11-11

On 11th November 1294, Sir Henry de Lacy, lord of Pontefract, as part of the renewed Welsh campaign of Edward I, was attacked by his own Welsh tenants and compelled to retreat when he tried to relieve Denbigh Castle (which he had been awarded in 1282). The following year, five Welsh hostages were conveyed through de Lacy’s territories to Pontefract Castle.