Such minstrel ballads are the famous ones on the battle of Chevy Chase, or Otterburn
. The production of genuine popular ballads began to wane in the fifteenth century when the printing press gave circulation to the output of cheap London writers and substituted reading for the verbal memory by which the ballads had been transmitted, portions, as it were, of a half mysterious and almost sacred tradition.
The castle is also close to the site of the 1388 Battle of Otterburn
and there are painted panels above a fireplace depicting scenes from the fight.
Four star Otterburn
Hall Hotel went under the hammer at the Agents Property Auction, at Newcastle's Marriott Hotel, on Monday.
Mill in Northumberland was asked by Buckingham Palace officials 87 years ago to make a bespoke pram rug for Princess Elizabeth.
The attractive home is surrounded by open views and is located on the outskirts of Otterburn
village with its wealth of amenities.
On the wide-open ranges of Otterburn
Camp, soldiers from across the Channel are adding their skills to those of UK Regular and Reservist units.
The pair have taken on a healthy order book as part of the sale, as the venue has become popular overspill accommodation for guests of those tying the knot at wedding venues in and around the Otterburn
The Percy Arms Hotel in Otterburn
, Northumberland, has gone into administration after it suddenly shut over Christmas.
New figures from the Ministry of Defence show 119 personnel were injured at the Otterburn
training ground in Northumberland over the past 12 months - more than double the previous year's total.
The 24-year-old soldier became ill while on an exercise at Otterburn
Army Camp in Northumberland yesterday, and had to be flown to Wansbeck Hospital.
It read: "Our thoughts are with the friends, family and colleagues of the The Royal Regiment of Scotland soldier tragically killed whilst training in Otterburn
The dress and replicas of the jewellery worn by the new Duchess will be on show at the Otterburn
Tower on Sunday, October 23.