July 24, 1411 The Battle of Harlaw
A terribly bloody clan fight took place in Aberdeenshire, Scotland to resolve the competing claims for the Earldom of Ross. Ross is a large region of Northern Scotland and was of interest to both the eastern and western clans.
Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany, took control of the Earldom by taken ward of his niece Euphemia. The competing claim came from the Donald, Lord of Isles, who was also married to Euphemia’s Aunt. Donald invaded Ross to add force to his weak claim to the title. 14,000 men died in this incredibly bloody battle.
the image is of the 40ft high memorial to the battle near Inverurie, Scotland.