NT8937 : 'The Killing Fields'

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

'The Killing Fields'
'The Killing Fields'
Part of The Flodden Battlefield Trail, the foreground interpretation board explains that in the boggy valley here (before it was drained) something in the order of 14,000 men were killed within two hours on the morning of September 9th 1513. Included were King James IV of Scotland, and many of the Scottish nobility, completely routed by the English army under Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey.
Thus ended the last great medieval battle to be fought on English soil. Armoured knights riding with flying banners, arrows, swords and spears the main weapons would later be replaced with small arms. The Scots would cause no more trouble for 30 years.
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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Date Taken
Friday, 25 June, 2010   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 27 June, 2010
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Battlefield   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 8952 3711 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:37.6469N 2:10.0797W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 8958 3713
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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