Border folk heroine

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Lilias of Ancrum

Allegedly lived around 1554

The only known reference to Lilias is on the memorial stone near the site of the Battle of Ancrum Moor (February, 1545) in the Scottish Borders. As no other sources mention a female warrior, Lilias is probably fictitious. A local myth recalled that while Lilias watched the battle, she saw her lover killed. In anguish she took a sword and fought bravely before dying herself. The Scots won this Border battle.

The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
Based on an entry by Maureen Meikle
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