This essayist and poet is best known for his 'Dictionery of the English Language', published in 1755
He travelled with his friend and biographer, James Boswell
His other famous work was 'The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets'
17 October, 1346
Battle of Neville's Cross
Invading Scots under David II are defeated near Durham. David is captured, his nephew Robert the Steward becomes Regent of Scotland