The Battle for a Little Piece of England That Scotland Won

Discover the fascinating history of a little field that became a permanent part of Scotland because of a medieval football game.ย 

The small field known as Ba’ Green may seem insignificant, but it played an important role in shaping the borders of Scotland and England. ๐ŸŒ

Back in the mediaeval times, the field was the prize in a game of “mob ball”, a brutal and exciting game played every New Year’s Day between two towns, Coldstream (Scotland) and Wark (England).ย 

However, as Coldstream grew much larger than Wark and there was no limit to the number of players, it won every time. ๐Ÿฅ‡

Eventually, the borders between Scotland and England were made official, and the Ba’ Green became a permanent part of Scotland. ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

This was fortunate for Scotland because mob ball was banned in England due to the game lasting for several days and keeping men away from important things like archery practice ๐Ÿนย and praying ๐Ÿ™.

If you’re interested in learning more about the fascinating history between Scotland and England, be sure to explore further!ย 


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