Battle site of All tan-Beath (1542) -
Region: Caithness, Sutherland & Ross
The Battle of All tan-Beath took place in 1542 in the village of Knockarthur. It was fought between Clan Mackay and Clan Sutherland whose chiefs were the Gordon, Earls of Sutherland.
There had been peace between the clans for about 15 years when "chief Donald Mackay came with a company of men to the village of Knockartel, burnt the same, and took a prey of goods from Strathbrory". Clan Mackay was driven off eventually.
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