In 1322, King Edward II led his forces North to address the growing threat of Thomas Plantaganet, 2nd Earl of Lancaster. Gathering his 30,000 strong army just south of his seat in Tutbury Castle, Lancaster fortified the only likely crossing over the River Trent, they met at Burton Bridge and the battle ensued. Five loyal archers from Lichfield, Lord Robert Allcock, Lord Francis Roberts, Lord Ian Smith, Lord David Bermingham and Lady Christine Oxford joined the King’s army at Burton Bridge to defend the Crown. We engaged the traitors from 140 yards and 100 yards and shot in volleys for the final end. Lord Allcock, was duly Knighted by King Edward as he achieved 7th place out of a 90 man army. Well done, Sir Robert!