In 1343 the men of Hexham were accused of pretending to be Scots and imprisoning many people of Northumberland and Cumberland, killing some and extorting ransoms for others.
Priam ransoms the body of Hector - his burial.
An immense booty and many ransoms rewarded the Scots, whose victory was one of the decisive battles of the world.
The long wars had been adverse to commerce, for which ransoms and the booty of Bannockburn made inadequate compensation.
Percy, dissatisfied with Henry's treatment of him in the matter of ransoms, led an army into Scotland which was to have trysted at Cocklaw with Albany and the whole forces of the realm, and invaded England.