Harry Hotspur


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English soldier killed in a rebellion against Henry IV (1364-1403)

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This was close to the spot where the impetuous Harry Hotspur engaged in combat with the Earl of Douglas, the day before the Battle of Otterburn of 1388.
Martin O'Halloran resumes with a winner after his injury at Ascot three weeks ago as Viewfinder (Peter Cundell) beats Harry Hotspur (Diane Oughton/Nick Holman, 5lb) in the two-mile chase, but he then feels unwell and returns to the sidelines.
The firm is part of the Harry Hotspur Holdings group, along with Alnwick Brewery and Lindisfarne Winery.
Gaze above it, and you'll see classical stonework and four life-sized statues all linked to the region's illustrious history: Thomas Bewick, the famed engraver; Harry Hotspur, the Northumbrian knight; Sir John Marley who defended Newcastle during the Civil War; and Roger Thornton, merchant and eight times mayor.
The castle, owned by the Percy family (the Dukes of Northumberland) is the setting for the opening scene of Shakespeare's Henry IV, featuring Harry Hotspur.
Kilbroney, on whom he deputises for the injured Bob Champion, beats Roi de Frontiere (Diane Oughton/ Nick Holman) in the novice chase, and the same duo are again runners-up when Castlegay takes the two-and-a-half-miler from Harry Hotspur.
Spurs fan Harry Hotspur (Honest) e-mailed with the following plea:
Robinson produced massive, elaborately-carved sideboards depicting scenes from Shakespeare, the Robinson Crusoe story, Epsom Derby Day and the ballad of Chevy Chase in which Harry Hotspur fought the Scots.
Asked which figures from history he would most like to have as dinner guests, he answered: "Grace Darling, George Stephenson and Harry Hotspur.
Everywhere you look, it seems, there are hints of Harry, and of his namesake Harry Hotspur who went into his first battle at the age of eight and became a knight at 11.
Harry Hotspur, who appears in Shakespeare's Henry IV and Richard II, was a member of the Percy family.
Asked which famous figures from history he would most like to have as dinner guests, he answered: "Grace Darling, George Stephenson and Harry Hotspur.
Judith Robson, chairman of the Northumbrian Association charity which promotes the traditions and culture of Northumbria, said: "The Hotspur Awards are for bold endeavour, something rather special, harking back to the time of Harry Hotspur.