Berwick-upon-Tweed

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Berwick-upon-Tweed

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(Placename) a town in N England, in N Northumberland at the mouth of the Tweed: much involved in border disputes between England and Scotland between the 12th and 16th centuries; neutral territory 1551–1885. Pop: 12 870 (2001). Also called: Berwick
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Regardless of its initial importance, the burgh of Berwick, together with Roxburgh, were replaced in 1369 with Linlithgow and Lanark in the Curia Quatuor Burgorum (the Court of the Four Burghs) after continuous conflicts over the Borders with the English in this period (Walker 1990: 439).