Sir Robert de Umfraville (c. 1363 – 1437) was a late medieval
English knight who took part in the later stages of the Hundred Years'
War, particularly against Scotland. Much of his career was focused on
defending the border with Scotland, which had seen near-constant warfare
since the late 13th century. He both fought there and participated in
embassies, negotiating treaties as a diplomat. Beginning his career
under Richard II, he probably fought at the 1388 Battle of Otterburn
with Henry "Hotspur" Percy. In 1415, de Umfraville travelled with
Henry V to France, where he may have taken part in the Battle of
Agincourt. He was famed for his prowess in martial arts, and his
successes in the north attracted praise and reward from the kings he
served. On a campaign deep into Scottish territory, he destroyed Peebles
and its market, bringing back so much booty that he was popularly
nicknamed "Robin Mendmarket". He carried out his last mission to
Scotland in March 1436 and died early the next year.
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Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata was shot to death
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First Nagorno-Karabakh War: Dozens of Armenian civilians were
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2. (transitive, obsolete) To adjudge, to decree.
3. (transitive, obsolete) To dispense (justice); to administer (law).
4. (transitive) To hold in belief or estimation; to adjudge as a
conclusion; to regard as being; to evaluate according to one's beliefs;
5. (transitive, intransitive) To think, judge, or have or hold as an
opinion; to decide or believe on consideration; to suppose.
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The brave people of Ukraine are fighting for their freedom —
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World leaders must stand up and stand by Ukranians now ... those who are
fighting and those who have fled ... and stand with refugees everywhere
who have been forced from their homes and their lands.
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