NT8936 : Branxton Hill

taken 7 years ago, near to Branxton, Northumberland, Great Britain

Branxton Hill
Branxton Hill
Branxton Hill was the site of the Scottish army deployment at the Battle of Flodden (1513) facing the English forces around Branxton village to the north. The farm sign seems to reflect the weapons used in the battle - the long pikes of the Scots, and the English billhook that was to prove more effective. Of course, the farm did not exist at that time and the land must have looked quite different.
The Battle of Flodden Field :: NT8837
Also called the Battle of Branxton Moor. It was fought on September 9th 1513 between an invading Scots army under King James IV and an English army commanded by Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey. It ended in a victory for the English and was the largest battle (in terms of numbers) fought between the two nations.

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UK battlefields Trust: LinkExternal link
The Remembering Flodden Project: LinkExternal link
Flodden Archaeology: LinkExternal link
Our Past History: LinkExternal link
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NT8936, 24 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 June, 2010
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Farm > Farm   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 8935 3647 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:37.3017N 2:10.2402W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 8989 3668
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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