NT8837 : The Flodden Battlefield Trail

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

The Flodden Battlefield Trail
The Flodden Battlefield Trail
View south over the Battlefield to Branxton Hill where the Scottish forces were lined up before descending to meet the English forces (and their deaths) in the boggy ground of the small valley between. Now a tranquil agricultural scene, but described as one of the best preserved battlefield sites in northern Europe LinkExternal link
If the Scots had held their ground up on the firm ground of Branxton Hill and waited for the English to attack up the steep slope, the course of history may have been very different. With greater losses than many of the battles of WWI, such loss of life seems very futile now that the countries are largely united.
The Battle of Flodden Field
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.

Wikipedia: LinkExternal link
UK battlefields Trust: LinkExternal link
The Remembering Flodden Project: LinkExternal link
Flodden Archaeology: LinkExternal link
Our Past History: LinkExternal link
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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 8899 3709 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:37.6355N 2:10.5846W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 8893 3722
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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