Where is the site of the Battle of Flodden?

Battle of Flodden/Location

The battle took place in Northumberland, just outside the village of Branxton hence the alternative name for the battle, the Battle of Branxton. Prior to the battle, the Scots were based at Flodden Edge, which is how the battle became known as the Battle of Flodden.

Which Scottish king died at Flodden?

King James IV
King James IV died at the Battle of Flodden on 9 September 1513. The Scottish king crossed the border with an army of about 30,000 men supported by artillery. His mission was to honour his alliance with France and divert troops from the main English army which was in France under Henry VIII.

How many died at Flodden?

Battle of Flodden
26,000 30,000
Casualties and losses
1,500 killed 5,000 – 14,000 killed

Can you visit Flodden Field?

Free and open access to the battlefield site throughout the year. Flodden Battlefield is the core site of the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum, established to commemorate the quincentenary of the battle in 2013.

Did Catherine fight at Flodden?

In “Flodden,” Catherine fights fiercely and wins. Hold on to the rush of victory: There won’t be many more in this grim season of The Spanish Princess. After Henry VIII returned to England after six months, Catherine’s time as regent queen came to a close, and so too did her power.

Did Catherine of Aragon go to battle?

Note: Contrary to myth, Catherine did not take part in the battle, riding in armour against the Scots. She was travelling north but, as her biographer Giles Tremlett points out, she had only got as far as Buckingham when she received news of the English victory.

Who married James 4th of Scotland?

Margaret Tudorm. 1503–1513
James IV of Scotland/Spouse

Who was killed at Flodden?

Scotland’s King James IV was killed at the Battle of Flodden 500 years ago.

Who won the battle of Pinkie Cleugh?

Battle of Pinkie
River Esk and Inveresk Church at Musselburgh
Date 10 September 1547 Location Musselburgh, Lothian, Scotland55.9304°N 3.0211°WCoordinates:55.9304°N 3.0211°W Result English victory
England Scotland

Who won the Battle of Solway Moss?

Battle of Solway Moss

Date 24 November 1542
Location Solway Moss, Cumberland, England55.011°N 3.026°WCoordinates:55.011°N 3.026°W
Result English victory

What was the significance of the Battle of Flodden?

The Battle of Flodden on the 9th of September 1513, was a national tragedy that led to the death of many Scottish and English soldiers, 100 noblemen and the Scottish King, James IV. To mark the 500th anniversary of the battle, the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum was created alongside the Flodden 500 project.

How is the Ecomuseum related to the Battle of Flodden?

The Project also led to the expansion of the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum. This legacy is a ‘museum without walls’ which links together over 40 sites and other aspects of heritage nationwide which have a connection to the Battle of Flodden through history, folklore or legend.

Where is the car park at Flodden Field?

Follow this single track road for 1 mile, until you reach a T-junction on the west edge of Branxton, by the village hall. Take the very tight turn to the right (almost back on yourself) and follow the road for a further 500m, past the church on your right until you reach the Flodden Battlefield car park on your left.

What kind of defences are there on Flodden Hill?

Recent excavations on Flodden Hill have uncovered the remains of defences that include strong stone and earth fortresses, trench systems and redoubts.