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Loose-coat Field

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The battle of Stamford in 1470. So called because the men under Lord Wells, being attacked by the Yorkists, threw off their coats that they might flee the faster.

“Cast off their country’s coats to haste their speed away;

Which ‘Loose-coat Fieldʹ is called eʹen to this day.”


Drayton: Polyolbion, xxii.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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