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Site of BATTLE A.D. 1196 [Clairdon Hill] [Continued from page 15]
"on the point of being completely routed, and were, in fact, pursued with great slaughter to a hollow near the head of MurKle Bay, where the leaders of Harold the Younger's army were both unfortunately slain. Harold himself had fallen in the early part of the engagement; and the Caithness men having none now to lead them, got into confusion, and fled from the field with the utmost precipitation. - Some of the weapons used in this battle were found in a peat moss, near the old castle of Haymer. They were ugly-looKing machines, resembling a ploughshare, and were all solid iron. After this victory, Harold easily subdued the whole of Caithness, and then returned in triumph to OrKney."
The weapons referred to above were found in a peat moss near the Dam of Broynach which is now arable land. - A great number of pieces of iron resembling the teeth of a harrow have been found from time to time in the fields close to MurKle Bay. They are believed to have been used as piKe-heads. - Human bones are to be seen to this day in every field in this neighbourhood.

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