Flodden, Cornhill on Tweed

The Battle of Flodden or Flodden Field, or occasionally Battle of Branxton (Brainston Moor), was part of a conflict between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland. The battle was fought in Branxton in the county of Northumberland in northern England on 9 September 1513, between an invading Scots army under King James IV and an English army commanded by Queen Catherine of Aragon. It was a decisive English victory. In terms of troop numbers, it was the largest battle fought between the two kingdoms. was killed in the battle, becoming the last monarch from the island of Britain to suffer such a death.
This conflict began when James IV, King of Scots declared war on England to honour the Auld Alliance with France by diverting Henry VIII's English troops from their campaign against the French king Louis XII. Henry VIII had also opened old wounds by claiming to be the overlord of Scotland, which angered the Scots and their King. At this time, England was involved as a member of the "Catholic League" in the War of the League of Cambrai—defending Italy and the Pope from the French (see Italian Wars).
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  • A place for reflection and thoughts for the brave souls who perished there. There is a Scots/English mass grave in the local Branxton Church and a very useful guide book to the battle published and so...  more »
  • Somehow it is amazing to stand and think of the battle that was fought on this soil. The monument is simple, but gives good information and allows the imagination to range. Apart from the historical s...  more »
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