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Branxton in Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
 

Flodden

1513

 
 
Battle of Flodden Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 3, 2013
1. Battle of Flodden Monument
Inscription.

FLODDEN
1513
To The Brave Of Both Nations
Erected 1910

 
Erected 1910 by Members of the Berwickshire Naturalists.
 
Location. 55° 37.727′ N, 2° 10.594′ W. Marker is in Branxton, England, in Northumberland. Click for map. To reach the Monument, park in the car park and take the trail up the hill.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. After the Battle of Flodden (approx. 0.3 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Remember Flodden. (Submitted on July 24, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.)
2. Flodden 1513. The Battlefield of Flodden is the location of the major engagement in the Flodden campaign, where the armies of James IV of Scotland and the Earl of Surrey, met on 9th September 1513. The battle occurred somewhere in the fields to the south of Branxton on the slopes of Branxton Hill, starting late in the afternoon and lasting for 3 hours. By nightfall James, most of his nobles and perhaps 10,000 of his countrymen lay dead.... (Submitted on July 24, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.) 

3. Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum. Discover the battle that shaped our
Battle of Flodden Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 3, 2013
2. Battle of Flodden Monument
Nations (Submitted on July 24, 2015.) 

4. The Battle of Flodden Field. Listen to this account by Thomas Ruthall, Bishop of Durham, of the Battle of Flodden, 1513. (Submitted on July 24, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.) 
 
Additional keywords. War of the League of Cambrai
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
Battle of Flodden Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 3, 2013
3. Battle of Flodden Monument
In the distance to the right, Branxton Church can be seen. It was a key landmark on the battlefield and where King James IV was taken after he was killed on the battlefield. It is said that many of the dead were buried here.
Battle of Flodden View image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 3, 2013
4. Battle of Flodden View
From the monument looking toward the Scottish battleline on the hill in the distance.
Battle of Flodden Road Sign image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 3, 2013
5. Battle of Flodden Road Sign
Marker next to Car Park image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 3, 2013
6. Marker next to Car Park
Battle lines are drawn image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 3, 2013
7. Battle lines are drawn
This Interpretive Marker sets next to the Flodden Memorial: The battle has just begun and you find yourself in the English lines. Those around you are armed with billhooks and halberds- short, stout weapons which can be thrust or swung to deadly effect. The Scottish army is spread along the skyline (identified by the heraldic arms of its commanders) You can see the white smoke from the first volley of their heavy cannon which they have dragged through the mud from their positions on Flodden Hill. They struggle to find the range and many of their shots fizz' harmlessly overhead but the lighter, more manoeuvrable English guns are about to return fire, with greater effect. The forces of Hume and Huntly on the Scottish left will soon begin their advance down the slope to engage the English lines, under the command of Edmund Howard over to your right.
Flodden Field Map image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 3, 2013
8. Flodden Field Map
Flodden Field Map Close-up image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 3, 2013
9. Flodden Field Map Close-up
Battle of Flodden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 3, 2013
10. Battle of Flodden Marker
Battle of Flodden Monument & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 3, 2013
11. Battle of Flodden Monument & Marker
Flodden Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 3, 2013
12. Flodden Monument
Monument location in relation to Branxton Church- photo taken from church grounds.
<i>Actual Battlefield of Flodden at Branxton</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
13. Actual Battlefield of Flodden at Branxton
Handcolored photo postcard of the battlefield, taken from (roughly) the monument, looking towards Branxton with the Branxton Church (St. Paul) visible.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   8, 9. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   10, 11. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   12. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   13. submitted on . • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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