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26. Flodden Hill Excavations
JV Jenny Vaughan & John Nolan
Background The high ground known today as Flodden Hill forms the eastern end of a ridge sometimes also known as Flodden Edge. The ridge extends westward from Flodden Hill itself, taking in King’s Chair Hill, and East and West Flodden Hills. This area of high ground and the...
MC Maureen Charlton
Flodden - 2012 They dug on Flodden Hill again this year, Amid the bluebells and the lofty fir, Seeking the Shades of those who followed James, And sought to tweak the tail of English Might. Does nothing yet remain to show where once those doughty Scots...
BB Bill Black
This document (reference: E36/1 page 122) is found in King Henry VIII’s State Papers amongst the Exchequer documents. It outlines what is needed to feed an army of 1000 for 6 weeks. The document is contemporary with Flodden and so it gives us an idea of what the men might have been...
DC Denise Crerar-Torr
On 9th September 1513, Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey, on Henry VIII’s behalf, fought and won a decisive battle against the Scots at Flodden, also known as Branxton Moor which resulted in the death of King James IV of Scotland. Who was this man, then aged 70 and relatively old, even...
30. A Problematic ‘E’ Number, The role of Henry VIII’s navy at Flodden
SD Susie Douglas
The background to the period of history in which this document was written is outlined in the earlier article ‘An Introduction to the Documents’. Monetary values in the document (shown in brackets) have been calculated to comparative values in 2005, using the National Archives currency converter.1 ...
31. The Alnwick Muster Roll
CH Chris Hunwick
The Alnwick Muster Roll1 is one of the most important contemporary documents in the North East of England linked to the Battle of Flodden. It is highly likely that the bowmen named on the Alnwick Muster Roll are the very men who were present not six months...
BP Barry Prater
There is a quite widely held view that the use of the placename ‘Flodden’ for the site of the battle between the Scottish and English armies in 1513 did not come about until long after the event.
33. James IV - The Act of Dispensation
BP Barry Prater
On 24th August 1513, just two days after crossing into England, James IV held what was to be his last Council with the assembled nobility and clergy at Twizelhaugh, where what became known as the Act of Dispensation was passed.
34. The Landscape of Branxton-Crookham c. 1513
RC Richard Carlton with Alan Rushworth
The Evidence Historic Maps The townships of Branxton and Crookham (the latter incorporating Pallinsburn) are relatively well-covered by historic maps, with a number dating back to the mid to late 18th century.
35. Fieldwalking
LH Lizzy Herbert
In the autumns of 2014 and 2015 a programme of fieldwalking was undertaken as part of the Flodden 1513 project. The aim of the fieldwalking section of the project was to look for artefacts that may have been associated with the movement of the Scottish and English armies to...
36. Fieldwalking and metal detecting
JN John Nolan and Jenny Vaughan
Introduction Sixty-eight fields were identified for investigation at the start of the project. Eighteen of the fields were subsequently fieldwalked, at least ten of these were also metal-detected. Ten fields were metal-detected only, although in some cases this was by a single detectorist. The first two...
37. Domino Day
VG Val Glass
It was a mild October morning when I set off for a day’s fieldwalking at Branxton. What better way to spend a birthday, I thought. Hmmm . . . I imagine there are many who would not agree with me but I was happy to do so. ...
38. Excavations on the Battlefield
JV Jenny Vaughan & John Nolan
Flodden Field 2012: Test Pits and Trial Trench In 2012 test pits and a trial trench were excavated on the north-western side of the registered battlefield. This was centred on Field 19, but also extended north into Field 12, and east into Field 15. ...
39. Piecing Together who was at the Battle
DF Derek Forshaw
Among the English knights that stood before Branxton Hill and faced the Scots army on the 9th of September 1513 was Sir William Molyneux. He had made the long journey north from distant Lancashire with a “considerable force” to stand alongside his kinsman Sir Edward Stanley at the rear...
40. William Gascoigne at Flodden
JM Josie McChrystal
I moved to Berwick-upon-Tweed from Leeds in January 2011 and soon after I read a notice in the Berwick Advertiser about a proposed transcription project around the Battle of Flodden.
41. The Trewe Encounter
MC Maureen Charlton
The transcription and translation of this document known as “The Trewe Encounter or Battle” is the first printed account of the Battle of Flodden. The undated document in Old English was written after the battle, probably by an Englishman from a verbal account, and closes with the words “Imprinted...
JP Jane Pigney
On 9 September 1513, the ferocious battle, which later became known as the Battle of Flodden, took place near Branxton, a mere twelve miles away from the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Yet we know very little about the part the battle played and its effect on the town, as, unfortunately,...
43. Distribution of Horses after Flodden
JG Julie Gregory
Document E36/254, which is kept in the National Archives at Kew, records the horses distributed after the Battle of Flodden (1513), from Gilcamyn in Cumberland and from Morpeth in Northumberland.
JM John Marjoribanks
A small advert in the Berwickshire News caught my eye. It offered training in the transcription of early modern documents from the secretary hand in which they are written into the writing with which we are familiar today.
45. Sir Walter Scott’s Letter To William Clerk Concerning The Battle Of Flodden
BP Barry Prater
To commemorate the five centuries which have passed since the Battle of Flodden in 1513, a major four year project known as the Flodden 500 Project started in 2013, with substantial Heritage Lottery Funding.
46. Flodden and the Souvenir Industry, Mauchline Ware
JB Jane Bowen
In the immediate aftermath of the 1513 battle fought at Branxton, there can be little doubt that successful soldiers, in the manner of soldiers of every age, and local people, collected souvenirs from the battlefield. Although some such items have survived, over the centuries it is not easy to...
DH David H Caldwell
‘Flodden’! That place-name is instantly recognisable to anyone with even just a cursory acquaintance with British history. It is one of only a handful of battles the vital statistics of which can be reeled off by most Brits – 1513/Scots versus English/death of King James IV of Scotland. ...
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