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In 1513 the Scots invaded England under King James Iv. On the 9th September the Scottish force appeared on the far ridge above the field whislt the English forces under the Earl of Surrey were on The ridge from where the photograph was taken. located at Flodden near the village of Branxton in the Northumberland fells.
The battle was opened by artillery on both sides and when the firing ceased the foot soldiers joined battle. A fierce and devasting fight ensued, according to the English chronicler Edward Hall, "the battle was cruel, none spared other, and the King himself fought valiantly." Hoever by the end of the day the English had triumped with King James and many of the Scots Nobility lay slain on the battlefield. The numbers vary according to who you read but it is generally accepted that about 12,000 Scots died and about 1,500 English. Edward Hall, thirty years after, wrote in his Chronicle that "12,000 at the least of the best gentlemen and flower of Scotland" were slain, long remembered in the song Flowers of the Forest.
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