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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Battle of the Spurs
(a ) an engagement at Courtrai in 1302 where the burghers of the town beat the knighthood of France, and the spurs of 4000 knights were collected after the battle; (b ) an engagement at Guinegate, 1513, in which Henry VIII. made the French forces take to their spurs;
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satire by Swift on a literary controversy of the time;
battle in 1138, in which the English, with a high-mounted crucifix for a standard, beat the Scots at Northallerton.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Battle of the Spurs'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/b/battle-of-the-spurs.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.