9 September 2013

Flodden

Today marks the 500th Anniversary of the Battle of Flodden, around 14,000 men died in these fields 500yrs ago today.  
It was the last great medieval battle and disastrous for the Scottish - who lost their King.

More information here.

This view points towards our house around 14 miles away, situated where the Earl of Surrey camped his army.  
Our neighbours house is called "Surrey House" as a memory link to this.

It's an eerie place, the land holds lots of memories.

 

Flodden

 

2 comments:

  1. A lot of noise going on beneath the soil.

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  2. Insane numbers and very sobering to look at today's peaceful landscape and think on what it was like half a millenium ago.

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