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09th Sept 1513

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The Battle of Flodden Field is fought in Northumberland (near Branxton if you want to be really picky).

 

James IV of Scotland is defeated and killed by troops commanded by the Earl of Surrey. James' troops were armed with pikes which proved unwieldy on the bumpy terrain and slippery ground.

 

In gratitude for the endeavours of the local Longbowmen, Sir Richard Asheton rebuilt the church at Middleton (I forget the name of it) - a stained glass window there commemorates the battle.

 

The battle is widely regarded as the the last time that the longbow dominated a battle in the UK although it continued to be used with great success for many years after. It was largely replaced by artillery which was also used at the battle.

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