Battle of Flodden: 500th anniversary marked

Most of us know about "Derry, Enniskillen and the Boyne", but perhaps not so much about the Battle of Aughrim ... and this year it takes on a special significance with the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's dramatic initiative on...

Whilst historically significant, Flodden is known as the forgotten battle. As its 500th anniversary approaches ... part of Britain that remains close to his heart. In Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green, Robson reveals why the county of his ...

The 700th anniversary of Bannockburn next year will be loudly celebrated; the 500th anniversary of Flodden next ... level fighting field. It proved a disastrous, self-inflicted blunder. Initially, as Sir Walter Scott imagined the battle in Marmion ...

A PLAQUE commemorating the Capital’s part in the Battle of Flodden has been regilded to mark today’s 500th anniversary of the defeat ... the Bore Stone used to lie in a field near its present site, which was then part of the burgh muir, or common ...

Events are being held on both sides of the England-Scotland border to mark 500 years since the Battle ... on the Flodden battlefield in the hope the findings can be used to declare the burials as war graves. Stirling Castle is marking the anniversary ... Battle of Flodden: 500th anniversary marked

I am standing on top of a Northumbrian hill with historian Clive Hallam-Baker, who is telling me about a 16th century clash, the Battle of Flodden Field ... the border it’s been largely forgotten, despite the 500th anniversary looming this September.

But that could be about to change, with more than £1 million being spent on a series of events to mark this year’s 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden Field. The 1513 clash between the English and Scottish armies resulted in a catastrophic defeat ...

The site is close to Flodden Field and its monument, where major commemorative events are being planned for 2012 and 2013 to mark the 500th anniversary of the famous battle. Plans have also been drawn up for a museum on the site to mark the battle ...

For our purposes, however, it's the unique circumstances of the Spartan recalcitrance that makes dating of the 490 b.c. battle possible -- allowing us to pinpoint September 12 of last week as the most probable date of the 2,500th anniversary of the battle.

Source : http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-24014077

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